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.

Films that help parents bring science home to their children

Posted by
Alom Shaha
Date posted
30.07.2014

Many home science demonstrations fail to convey crucial aspects of the subject. The Ri's ExpeRimental films aim to change that.

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To my biology teacher

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
21.07.2014

Dr Gail Cardew writes a letter to Mr Steve Savill, her former biology teacher at Falmouth School, who inspired her to take up a career in science.

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Return to the home of the blizzard

Posted by
Chris Turney
Date posted
09.07.2014

Chris Turney describes his Antarctic expedition following in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson. Join us on Thursday 17 July to find out more.

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A breath of fresh air?

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
30.06.2014

Dr Gail Cardew, Chair of the ESOF Supervisory Board, blogs about how perceptions of the EuroScience Open Forum have changed over the last decade.

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Holland's fear of the penalty kick

Posted by
Ben Lyttleton
Date posted
24.06.2014
Penalty spot

Ben Lyttleton unravels the statistics behind the art and science of the perfect penalty.

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The Quest for Dark Matter

Posted by
Gianfranco Bertone
Date posted
23.05.2014
NASA space image

Ri speaker Gianfranco Bertone delves into the secrets of the 'cosmic scaffolding' - dark matter

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Join the conversation from your sofa

Posted by
Deborah Waller
Date posted
20.05.2014
Twitter symbol and words made out in sand

Not in London? Don't worry - here's your chance to hear from experts around the world

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How could explosives help us rebuild the world?

Posted by
Lewis Dartnell
Date posted
29.04.2014

Ahead of his Ri talk on 8 May, Lewis Dartnell explains how explosives and the explosions they cause would be crucial in coping with a post-apocalyptic world.

WARNING: Don’t try these ideas at home!

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Meet Roma the Engineer

Posted by
Deborah Waller Roma Agrawal
Date posted
14.04.2014
A view of The Shard from the river Thames

Deborah Waller chats with WSP structural engineer Roma Agrawal about her love of materials, what is was like to help design The Shard and her Family Fun Day talk.

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The beauty of numbers

Posted by
Paul Sant
Date posted
04.03.2014

Mathematics Masterclass speaker Paul Sant explains how the beauty of maths is all around us, from postal deliveries to the "sensuous logic" of football.

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