Purple Zone Report February 2021

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The Purple Zone ran from 1 to 26 February 2021 and was funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

The activity featured 24 scientists working across a broad range of fields. Each scientist was either funded by STFC, worked at an STFC facility, or used data from an STFC facility.


24 scientists took part. They included:

  • Viviene Dela Cruz, Development Scientist at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory
  • Amal Lavender, Head of Department (Chemical & Biological Sciences) at the National Physical Laboratory
  • Philip Ratcliffe, Associate Professor of Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics at Insubria University


878 students from 27 schools and 1 youth group logged into the Zone.

43% of active students were from target schools: 27% from widening participation schools and 19% from underserved schools.

Live chats

71 live chats took place. 52 were booked by teachers and 19 were additional chats, open to the students and members of the public.

On average, 4 scientists attended each school chat.

Posted on March 24, 2021 by in News, Zone Reports. Comments Off on Purple Zone Report February 2021