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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.

What’s the solution to plastic pollution?

Posted by
Kathy Grenville
Date posted
30.08.2019
Plastic washed up on a beach

Our digital media intern, Kathy Grenville, questions the effectiveness of recent bans on single use plastics and looks at innovations in science seeking to save our environment from plastic pollution

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Preparing for the Ri to go on tour in 2019

Posted by
Peter Gallivan
Date posted
22.08.2019

As the Ri is soon to take the CHRISTMAS LECTURES on tour, preparations are being made ahead of the big day.

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Who discovered the greenhouse effect?

Posted by
Sir Roland Jackson
Date posted
17.05.2019
Drawn diagram for setting up experiment

John Tyndall set the foundation for our modern understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate change, meteorology, and weather. But did he 'discover' it?

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From birds to bones and the BBC

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Date posted
30.04.2019

Kate Rogerson took time out of her PhD to work with us as our 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES programmes assistant. Here she shares her experiences of her time at the Ri.

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What Ed Prosser, our former Video Producer, did next

Posted by
Sarah Dick
Date posted
26.04.2019
Preying mantis

In the second blog post of this short series, Sarah Dick, our Multimedia Producer, catches up with what Ed Prosser, our previous Video Producer, has been up to since leaving the Ri.

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On black holes and photographs

Posted by
Digital Team
Date posted
11.04.2019

Following the release of the first ever image of a black hole, we scoured the internet for some of the best videos and articles to explain what black holes are and why the image is so significant.

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Ri videos, podcasts and articles from February 2019

Posted by
Digital Team
Date posted
25.03.2019
Man presenting a talk

February is such a short month that it seems to fly by before it can properly get started.

But fortunately, we still managed to fit some great things in. Find out more about what we've done, and what you might have missed.

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CHRISTMAS LECTURES in the 21st century

Posted by
Dom McDonald
Date posted
01.03.2019
Christmas Lectures audience members holding up cards saying 'YES'

Our Head of Education, Dom McDonald, explains how we've made a 200 year old icon of science engagement relevant to young people in the 21st century.

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Animator alumni

Posted by
Sarah Dick
Date posted
27.02.2019

Sarah Dick catches up on work from our two former resident animators, Andrew Khosravani and Rosanna Wan.

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Shipwrecks, science and maritime safety

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
20.02.2019

The 19th century saw more than its fair share of shipwrecks, alongside scientific and technological leaps in maritime safety. Here our Heritage and Collections volunteer, Laurence Scales, surfaces some of these stories from our archives.

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