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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.

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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Science Writing Competition 2016

Posted by
Martin Davies
Date posted
31.03.2016

Are you a new science writer looking to get a head-start in your career?

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Sir Christopher Zeeman

Posted by
Bob Cresswell
Date posted
11.03.2016

Ri Clothworkers’ Fellow in Mathematics Bob Cresswell gathers some memories of the late Sir Christopher Zeeman, Christmas Lecturer and founder of Ri Masterclasses.

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Operation 'HI TIM'

Posted by
Jonathan Farrow – CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant 2015
Date posted
22.02.2016

Jonathan Farrow, the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant fills us in on a demo that didn’t make it.

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Why science? Why mathematics?

Posted by
Masterclass participant Coral
Date posted
11.02.2016

Cheney school student Coral fills us in on how she's been inspiring other young people to get involved in STEM enrichment since taking part in Mathematics Masterclasses.

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