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Our blog brings you voices across the organisation to reveal a new side to the Ri - from hidden gems in the archive to the latest schools event.

What the humble worm might tell us about doubling our lifespan

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
31.10.2014

Dr. Alison Woollard, 2013 Christmas lecturer, tells us about how studying the worm C. elegans can help us understand the ageing process.

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ExpeRimental in Uganda

Posted by
Emma Nason
Date posted
29.10.2014

Dr Emma Nason shares her experiences of teaching science in Uganda and how the ExpeRimental films helped inspire children and adults alike to love science.

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A fortnight at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
27.10.2014

CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant and PhD student Michelle Reeve talks about the first fortnight of her BBSRC professional internship at the Royal Insitution

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Motor spirit at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
27.10.2014

Laurence Scales takes a look at the Ri members who turned the crank handle for motoring and the Royal Automobile Club.

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A mystery Darwin couldn’t solve

Posted by
Andreas Wagner
Date posted
22.10.2014
Charles Darwin

The biggest mystery about evolution eluded his theory – how the human race is able to innovate and improve.

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Telling it like it is

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
20.10.2014
Alison Woollard, 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Our 2013 Christmas Lecturer Alison Woollard explains the importance of science communication and public engagement.

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Spotlight on Louisa Tyndall

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
17.10.2014

Roland Jackson explores the life of Louisa Tyndall, the wife of prominent Ri scientist John Tyndall.

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Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching

Posted by
Alom Shaha
Date posted
13.10.2014
Video in the classroom

Alom Shaha – Development Producer at the Ri and secondary school science teacher – on the power of online video in the classroom.

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Memories of the Ri and Sir Lawrence Bragg

Posted by
Michael Wells
Date posted
09.10.2014

Michael Wells, father of Dr Pippa Wells from CERN who gave a Friday Evening Discourse on 26 September 2014, reflects on his own experience with the Ri 50 years ago.

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Science: a creative discipline?

Posted by
David Porter
Date posted
30.09.2014
Students at the L'Oreal Young Scientists Centre

David Porter from the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre asks what ‘science’ means to young people, and how we can inspire a true spirit of discovery.

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