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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.

Say it with science this Valentine's Day

Posted by
Sarah Dick
Date posted
13.02.2019
Heart-shaped bath bombs

From cosmetic chemistry to Victorian love poems, plus a secret mathematical surprise, the Ri has something for everyone to geek-out to on Valentine's Day.

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Ri videos and podcasts from January 2019

Posted by
Date posted
07.02.2019

Welcome to the first of our regular round-ups of all things video and podcast we’ve been working on over the last month.

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What I've learned working with the Ri's Digital Team

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Date posted
01.02.2019
Man standing in Ri Lecture theatre

As his time at the Ri comes to an end, and he prepares to return to his PhD research, Matt Greenwell reflects on his experience as the Ri's Digital Intern.

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Puzzle Day brain teasers

Posted by
Cassie Williams
Date posted
29.01.2019
Illustration of numbers floating in space

At the Ri we love a good puzzle, and to celebrate Puzzle Day we take a look back at some of our favourites from last year.

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Fire, fire – the science of 19th century firefighting

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
22.01.2019

The 19th century saw more than its fair share of major fires. Here our Heritage and Collections volunteer Laurence Scales, uncovers these burning stories from our archive.

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CHRISTMAS LECTURES go global

Posted by
Peter Gallivan
Date posted
24.12.2018
Megaphone image on poster

Peter Gallivan gives a look behind the scenes of the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES international tour.

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Reflections on 2018 at the Ri

Posted by
Shaun Fitzgerald
Date posted
19.12.2018
Leaves falling around two women on tv set

As we approach the end of 2018 our Director, Shaun Fitzgerald, reflects on another remarkable year for the Ri.

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Balancing the scales of climate change

Posted by
Shaun Fitzgerald
Date posted
10.12.2018

Our Director, Shaun Fitzgerald, has spent his whole career trying to tackle one of the root causes of climate change – mankind’s use of energy. Here he talks about what we can do to prevent climate change and recommends some future events on the subject.

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Digital interning at the Ri

Posted by
Kate McCallum
Date posted
31.07.2018

As our intern Kate McCallum heads back to Brighton to finish her multidisciplinary PhD combining art, linguistics, enthnography and mathematical communication, she takes the time to share her experience of working on the Ri Digital team.

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Globe of the Moon

Posted by
Zofia Wyszomirska-Noga
Date posted
25.07.2018
papier mache globe of the moon

Zofia Wyszomirska-Noga made a very special discovery in the Royal Institution archives. This is the story of the Globe of the Moon.

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