January

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.

Spotlight on Kathleen Lonsdale

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
22.01.2014
Kathleen Lonsdale, credit to The Smithsonian Institution

Kathleen Lonsdale was a Ri scientist, Quaker and pacifist, whose ground-breaking research in crystallography was conducted under the shadow of World War II.

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Learning, lectures... and a lot of liquid nitrogen

Posted by
Katherine McAlpine
Date posted
17.01.2014

Schools Account Coordinator, Katherine McAlpine, reflects on her time at the Ri

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Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth

Posted by
Katherine McAlpine
Date posted
16.01.2014

Students from Hallfield Primary school wrote stories inspired by their trip to the Ri to learn about the Secrets of the Solar System.

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John Tyndall and the Royal Medal that was never struck

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
10.01.2014

John Tyndall remains the only scientist to turn down a Royal Society medal in 200 years. Find out why his work on diamagnetism went unrecognised.

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