Poetry is a powerful mode of expression for exploring both personal and scientific questions. While experiencing the effects of chemotherapy, I became interested in the science of hair, what we inherit in our DNA and the impact of treatment on the texture of my hair. This Friday 13th Sept, I’ll be at the British Science Festival in Coventry with my University colleagues from the Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology. From 17.00 – 20.00 we’ll be based in two hair salons: Rock ‘n’ Roller Parlour and Dashing Blades for Hair comes the science bit: From its biology to cultural significance, there are many layers to hair. Scientists from the University of Leicester take over Rock ‘n’ Roller Parlour and Dashing Blades to chat all things bearded and coiffure. Get your mane questions answered at this pop-up hair lab. Come along and have a hair raising time with us!