Behind the scenes

Blogs and articles about sharing our experiences in science communication.

The past, present and future of film and video at the Ri

Posted by
Cassie Williams
Date posted
16.11.2017

Ri's Head of Digital, Cassie Williams, takes us through the lessons learned from six years of the Ri Channel.

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Exploring data in 2017: Ri Faraday Dinner

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
10.11.2017
Faraday dinner

Gail Cardew, our Professor of Science, Culture and Society and Director of Science and Education shares highlights from our second annual supporter dinner.

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CHRISTMAS LECTURES in Japan and Singapore

Posted by
Fran Scott
Date posted
12.10.2017
Saiful Islam in Singapore

Fran Scott gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES international tour.

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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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