Talking science

Discussions and reflections on a diverse range of science topics from a range of contributors including event speakers, film-makers, audience members and Ri staff.

Upholding a dynamic interaction between science and the public

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
17.02.2017

The Royal Institution joins 45 leading science organisations in a letter to European policy makers to highlight that an open exchange of people and ideas is crucial for science.

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Two years in Africa

Posted by
Dr Andrew Beale
Date posted
11.11.2015

Two years on from his time as CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant, Dr Andrew Beale talks about his time working for TReND in Mozambique.

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Science lives here

Posted by
Gail Cardew Peter Knight
Date posted
07.10.2015

Professor Gail Cardew and Professor Sir Peter Knight set out their asks for the spending review.

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'It's more than just computers'

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
15.06.2015
Students taking part in a Computer Science Masterclass

Gail Cardew, the Ri's Professor of Science, Culture and Society, explains how the Computer Science Masterclass community is nurturing tomorrow's talent pool.

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Static magnetism - The believable untruth

Posted by
Olympia Brown Andrew Marmery
Date posted
01.04.2015
Olympia Brown

The latest Ri Channel video claimed that you can charge any battery with static magnetism, discovered 150 years ago by Michael Faraday. Here's why it's nonsense.

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The Dress explained

Posted by
Andrew Marmery
Date posted
27.02.2015
xkcd dress colour

How a picture of a dress can highlight the fragility of our perception of the world

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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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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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