Behind the scenes

Blogs and articles about sharing our experiences in science communication.

MOOCing Humphry Davy

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
28.09.2017
Humphry Davy painting

Professor Frank James reflects upon the experience of bringing Humphry Davy's work to life in a new online course

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A year at the Ri

Posted by
Anthony Lewis
Date posted
26.05.2017

Evie Raynes shares her experience of a year working in the L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre.

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Science on paper

Posted by
Meagen Smith
Date posted
30.03.2017
Pencil sketch of a hand

Conservator Meagen Smith shares some of the gems she’s uncovered while conserving the Ri’s book and paper archive.

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Behind the scenes at the CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Posted by
Nel Taylor
Date posted
20.01.2017

Nel Taylor, a BBSRC PhD student from the University of Nottingham, shares her experience of being one of the 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistants.

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Drawing conclusions

Posted by
Jess Wade
Date posted
23.11.2016

Jess Wade tells us the story of how she came into science, and what led her to share her science through her other passion: art

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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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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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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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