Behind the scenes

Blogs and articles about sharing our experiences in science communication.

A crash course in #SciComm: my experience as the Ri’s digital intern

Posted by
Naomi Heffer
Date posted
27.03.2020

PhD student, Naomi Heffer, reflects on her experiences working as the Ri’s digital intern.

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Ten years of YouTube

Posted by
Liina Hultgren
Date posted
24.12.2019

This December we celebrate 10 years of the Ri on YouTube. Our resident YouTube whisperer Liina Hultgren looks back on a decade of science video.

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What is it like to work at CERN?

Posted by
Kathryn Coldham
Date posted
26.09.2019
woman in blue overalls and hard hat standing in front of the complicated machinery of a particle accelerator

Ri volunteer and PhD student Kathryn Coldham invites us in for a personal tour of what it's like to work at the site of the largest particle accelerator in the world

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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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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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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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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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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 this summer's 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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