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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.

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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Why we are on Patreon

Posted by
Liina Hultgren
Date posted
24.07.2018
surprised man in safety goggles holding hands up to a controlled fire demonstration on desk

Ri’s Digital Platforms Manager Liina explains why the Ri has joined Patreon.

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We don't need no education, do we?

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
17.04.2018

Ri Heritage and Collections volunteer, Laurence Scales, takes a look at some highs and lows of 19th century school education as seen through some surprising RI lectures of the time.

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Further details on our big announcement on 1 April 2018

Posted by
Cassie Williams
Date posted
05.04.2018

Head of Digital Cassie Williams takes us behind the scenes of our April Fools video.

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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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Why the public understanding of risk matters

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
27.07.2017
Ri 1838

The Ri's Gail Cardew on why the work of the Lloyds Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk links with the Ri’s objective to encourage people to think more deeply about the place of science in their lives.

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