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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.

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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Valentine's Day puzzle

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Date posted
14.02.2019
Red roses

Nothing says romance like a good maths puzzle, and we have a particularly love-ly brainteaser for you here.

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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

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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 this summer's CHRISTMAS LECTURES international tour.

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