Pam Ash, who with her husband John founded and arranges the Isle of Wight Cafe Scientifique events, has been honoured with an highly-prestigious award for her volunteering.
The British Science Association (with whom the Island’s Cafe Sci is associated with) issues but one Sir Walter Bodmer Award per year, so receiving it is really is pretty special.
It’s given to recognise the person that is judged to have shown outstanding contribution to volunteering, which after five years to IW Cafe Sci cannot be in doubt.
Pam will receive the actual Award, from Sir Walter Bodmer, at the Volunteers’ Reception at the 2015 British Science Festival, held in Bradford in September this year.
Below is a brief sample of what Pam said on hearing the news of the award. A full write up is also available.
“I really enjoy organising the programme for the Café; thinking up a programme for the year, finding speakers and hearing their talks.
“We now have over 300 members and are an established part of the Island’s cultural scene.”
Well done Pam and John – we hope you’re proud of what you’ve achieved.