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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.

Meet Roma the Engineer

Posted by
Deborah Waller Roma Agrawal
Date posted
14.04.2014
A view of The Shard from the river Thames

Deborah Waller chats with WSP structural engineer Roma Agrawal about her love of materials, what is was like to help design The Shard and her Family Fun Day talk.

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A demo-inspired road trip...

Posted by
Alom Shaha
Date posted
11.04.2014

Alom Shaha explains why his inspiring experience of learning physics at school led him to produce a blockbuster teacher training film (of sorts).

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Tales from the lobster tank

Posted by
Alison Woollard Sophie Gilbert
Date posted
08.04.2014
Alison Woollard holding a lobster

Whatever happened to the 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES lobster...?

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Lurking in a museum near you...

Posted by
Charlotte New
Date posted
28.03.2014
Ri archival vaults

As part of #MuseumWeek Curator of Collections, Charlotte New, talks about her day-to-day duties caring for the Ri collection, as well as some of the impressive objects hidden behind the scenes.

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Our ties across the pond

Posted by
Gail Cardew Frank James
Date posted
25.03.2014

What, or who, connects the Royal Institution in London with another famous institution in Washington D.C.? Gail Cardew and Frank James investigate.

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A day in the life of John Tyndall

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
24.03.2014
John Tyndall portrait

Roland Jackson, writing as Tyndall, delves into the Ri Professor's diaries to discover what he was up to on this day in 1866.

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Spotlight on Jane Davy

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
21.03.2014
Close up of Jane Davy's signature at the end of a letter

Professor Frank James explores the high society life of Jane Davy, wife of renowned Ri chemist Humphry Davy.

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Volunteering at the Ri

Posted by
Anthony Odongo Jenni Visuri
Date posted
14.03.2014
Family and volunteers at a Family Fun Day

Two Ri volunteers, Anthony and Jenni, talk about their experiences of sharing their passion for science at our Family Fun Days.

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Top 10 women in science – an impossible task?

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
08.03.2014
Prof Pratibha Gai

Gail Cardew considers what selection criteria we could possibly use to rank the vast number of remarkable female scientists, past and present, in a top 10 list.

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Do women in science need a break?

Posted by
Aoife McLysaght
Date posted
07.03.2014
Aoife McLysaght

Women have been making scientific breakthroughs for just as long as men. So why do we still not see or hear enough from them? Geneticist Aoife McLysaght explores.

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