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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.

A WWI self-experimenter

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
26.06.2015

Laurence Scales looks at the life of Joseph Henry Barcroft: physiologist, Quaker, and reckless self-experimenter.

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Falling in love with computer science

Posted by
Ben Dornan
Date posted
24.06.2015
Computer science programming screenshot

Causeway Associate in Computer Science Ben Dornan explains where his love for computer science started, and why he's excited about the Computer Science Masterclasses.

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Evaluating ExpeRimental

Posted by
Martha Henson
Date posted
18.06.2015
Children doing ExpeRimental activity

Martha Henson shares her evaluation of our ExpeRimental video series which aims to encourage parents to do science at home with their children.

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'It's more than just computers'

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
15.06.2015
Students taking part in a Computer Science Masterclass

Gail Cardew, the Ri's Professor of Science, Culture and Society, explains how the Computer Science Masterclass community is nurturing tomorrow's talent pool.

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Doctors - all over royalty like a rash

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
10.06.2015
Albert, Prince Consort, on his deathbed at Windsor Castle, Wellcome Images

Laurence Scales introduces seven doctors who cared for royalty, and were also members of Ri.

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Letters to Gwendoline

Posted by
Jane Harrison
Date posted
25.04.2015
Envelope addressed to Mrs Bragg

One story of Gallipoli told through letters home in memory of Anzac Day.

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Static magnetism - The believable untruth

Posted by
Olympia Brown Andrew Marmery
Date posted
01.04.2015
Olympia Brown

The latest Ri Channel video claimed that you can charge any battery with static magnetism, discovered 150 years ago by Michael Faraday. Here's why it's nonsense.

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From gown to guns

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
11.03.2015
15 inch high-explosive howitzer shells. Circa 1917

Laurence Scales investigates Ri member John Fletcher Moulton: lawyer, scientist, and Director of Explosive Supplies in WW1.

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The Dress explained

Posted by
Andrew Marmery
Date posted
27.02.2015
xkcd dress colour

How a picture of a dress can highlight the fragility of our perception of the world

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Biogenetics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Computing – a convergence whose time has come

Posted by
Michael Brooks
Date posted
29.01.2015
Dan Dennett

Michael Brooks looks at the coming together of cognitive neuroscience and computing

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