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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.

Henry Perigal, the Respected Crank

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
16.12.2014
henry perigal, mathematics

Laurence Scales explores the life of an unorthodox character in the history of scientific theorists.

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21st century CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
25.11.2014

Science Learning Manager Olympia Brown explains how science and engineering are not just for Christmas here at the Royal Institution.

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Science communication: in-between science and art

Posted by
Frances Cheesman
Date posted
24.11.2014

Ri Channel intern and PhD student Frances Cheesman explains the importance of science communication and her experience at the Ri during her BBSRC internship.

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It's just a theory

Posted by
Jim Al-Khalili
Date posted
12.11.2014

Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili sets the record straight.

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Hacking at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Charlotte New
Date posted
07.11.2014

Charlotte New, our curator of collections, explores the history of the Ri and hacking ahead of our 2014 Sparks will Fly CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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What the humble worm might tell us about doubling our lifespan

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
31.10.2014

Dr. Alison Woollard, 2013 Christmas lecturer, tells us about how studying the worm C. elegans can help us understand the ageing process.

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ExpeRimental in Uganda

Posted by
Emma Nason
Date posted
29.10.2014

Dr Emma Nason shares her experiences of teaching science in Uganda and how the ExpeRimental films helped inspire children and adults alike to love science.

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A fortnight at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
27.10.2014

CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant and PhD student Michelle Reeve talks about the first fortnight of her BBSRC professional internship at the Royal Insitution

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Motor spirit at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
27.10.2014

Laurence Scales takes a look at the Ri members who turned the crank handle for motoring and the Royal Automobile Club.

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A mystery Darwin couldn’t solve

Posted by
Andreas Wagner
Date posted
22.10.2014
Charles Darwin

The biggest mystery about evolution eluded his theory – how the human race is able to innovate and improve.

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