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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.

Five minutes with Prof Saiful Islam

Posted by
Hayley Burwell
Date posted
20.08.2016
Saiful Islam, image by Paul Wilkinson

We chat with Prof Saiful Islam about his 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, 'Supercharged: Fuelling the future'.

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STEM enrichment grants: helping to hatch a new generation of scientists

Posted by
Andrew Brown
Date posted
17.08.2016

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European cities of science

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
22.07.2016

Gail Cardew, Professor of Science, Culture and Society, discusses the importance of positioning science at the heart of culture ahead of the EuroScience Open Forum.

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Searching for the South Pole

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
30.06.2016

An unassuming painting in the Ri archive sets Laurence Scales on the trail of an 1841 voyage to the bottom of the world.

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200 years of using Humphry Davy’s Miners’ Safety Lamp

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
20.05.2016

Frank James, Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections, explains how the Ri's own collection of Davy's original manuscripts reveals the process behind the development of the Davy Lamp.

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How we do the Twitter quiz

Posted by
Anthony Lewis
Date posted
20.05.2016

Digital Media Officer Anthony Lewis explains how to use Twitter's image cropping algorithm to create a whimsical quiz.

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From the lab to the front page

Posted by
James Whiting
Date posted
10.05.2016

Jim Whiting, BBSRC PhD student from the University of Nottingham, tells us how his experiences as 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Media Assistant revealed the value of scientists working with the media.

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To space and back! The view from a CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant

Posted by
Abigail Guillermo
Date posted
08.04.2016

Abby Guillermo, a BBSRC PhD student from the University of Oxford, shares her experience of being one of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistants.

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The lottery and the laughing shopkeeper

Posted by
Zoe Griffiths
Date posted
08.04.2016

Primary mathematics Ri Masterclass Coordinator Zoe Griffiths explains how her adherence to the logic of probability resulted in mockery at her local shop.

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Astrology in the CHRISTMAS LECTURES? Not quite…

Posted by
Ed Prosser
Date posted
02.04.2016

Senior Producer Ed Prosser lifts the lid on our 1 April CHRISTMAS LECTURES announcement.

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