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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.

To my biology teacher

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
21.07.2014

Dr Gail Cardew writes a letter to Mr Steve Savill, her former biology teacher at Falmouth School, who inspired her to take up a career in science.

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A colourful experience!

Posted by
Year 6 schoolchildren
Date posted
10.07.2014
Ben Craven gives his talk at the Ri

Primary school children let us know what they thought of Dr Ben Craven’s demo-packed show, Colour: the science behind the sense.

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Return to the home of the blizzard

Posted by
Chris Turney
Date posted
09.07.2014

Chris Turney describes his Antarctic expedition following in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson. Join us on Thursday 17 July to find out more.

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Ladies with attitude

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
02.07.2014
Edith Stoney & Ayton Hertha

On this day in 1928 women in the UK were given full electoral equality with men for the first time. Laurence Scales highlights the Ri women whose committed campaigning we have to thank for such a milestone.

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A breath of fresh air?

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
30.06.2014

Dr Gail Cardew, Chair of the ESOF Supervisory Board, blogs about how perceptions of the EuroScience Open Forum have changed over the last decade.

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Agnes Clerke – an intense light on Victorian astronomy

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
27.06.2014

Laurence Scales continues his Ri members series with a profile of renowned astronomer and writer Agnes Clerke.

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Holland's fear of the penalty kick

Posted by
Ben Lyttleton
Date posted
24.06.2014
Penalty spot

Ben Lyttleton unravels the statistics behind the art and science of the perfect penalty.

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Spotlight on Louise Johnson

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
16.06.2014
lysozyme model

Professor Frank James explores the life of Louise Johnson, the molecular biologist and pioneer of structural enzymology.

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Unravelling 200 years of the social network

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
09.06.2014
Arnold_Henry_Savage_Landor_with his cats

Laurence Scales discovers a Victorian social network bursting with eccentric characters in the archives of Ri membership forms – when he can read the handwriting, that is.

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Not just a random number...

Posted by
Martin Davies
Date posted
04.06.2014

How I came up with our silly 'What number are you?' quiz.

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