I traveled south to take part in The Next Big Thing, hosted by the Royal Society at the Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham, UK. Pictured below are the panelists (L-R) Dr. Libby Gibson, Dr. Megan Gray, me and the chair, Christine Horrocks, Headmistress at the local Elizabethan Academy. We discussed our research, the state of funding in the UK, and some of the major challenges we face in our respective fields. I think we all agreed that political issues (ahem, Brexit), funding and residency/visa restrictions are not helping to advance science. Science is global and we need to work together! We also had a Q & A session with the audience, which included several of Christine's students. The event took place in the Guildhall Arts Centre, pictured behind the statue of Sir Isaac Newton, who when to school in Grantham. Excerpt from the program pictured bottom left and the best schwag ever pictured bottom right, brewed special for the festival!