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Freeman 00:29:00

Bernal and the Social Function of Science

by Chris Freeman
Bernal and the Social Function of Science
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 1470 views
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Chris Freeman, the founder and first director of the UK's Science Policy Research Unit introduces Bernal, the father of the protein crystallography techniques which enabled the double helix structure of DNA to be unravelled. Bernal's major impact on ....

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Hefferman 00:22:00

Climate change: The two-degree target

by Olive Hefferman
Climate change: The two-degree target
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1496 views
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In December 2009, policy makers meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to thrash out a new global deal on climate change. The aim is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. We sent three young climate researchers along ....

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Enviironment - Haughton 00:20:00

Emotions and expertise in environmental policy work

by Guillaumette Haughton
Emotions and expertise in environmental policy work
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 727 views
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RSC Cadogan 00:45:00

Science Advice and Policy Making

by John Cadogan
Science Advice and Policy Making
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1043 views
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Professor Sir John Cadogan was awarded the RSC Lord Lewis Prize 2010 in recognition of his distinguished research in organic chemistry and his wide-ranging, distinctive and significant contributions in industry and public service.

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Tackling 01:31:00

Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century

by Various Presenters
Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 809 views
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Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, discussed the new opportunities – and need – for collaboration between the traditional academic disciplines to respond to the big issues of our time,....

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RSC Nuclear 01:15:00

The Nuclear Debate

by Various Presenters
The Nuclear Debate
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 978 views
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New carbon targets requires reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 50% for 2030. This house believes that it will be impossible to meet the emissions reductions required to fulfil these obligations without the use of nuclear power.  Taking the pr....

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The Royal Society and the Rothschild 'Controversy' 00:45:00

The Royal Society and the Rothschild ‘Controversy’

by Neil Calver
The Royal Society and the Rothschild ‘Controversy’
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 535 views
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In the early months of 1971 the Heath government asked Lord Victor Rothschild to Ôthink the unthinkableÕ in his investigation into government policy. His subsequent report on research funding proposed something the Royal Society judged to be wholly....

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The Science and Policy of Climate Change Lindau-Nobel Mario Molina 2012 00:34:00

The Science and Policy of Climate Change

by Mario Molina
The Science and Policy of Climate Change
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 495 views
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Climate change is the most serious environmental challenge facing society in the 21st century.  The basic science is clear: the International Panel on Climate Change concluded that there is more than 90% probability that human activities are causing....

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Edgerton2_edited-1 01:00:00

The social function of history: policy, history and twentieth-century science

by David Edgerton
The social function of history: policy, history and twentieth-century science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 936 views
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Historians bring to thinking about science policy a very particular understanding which should be central to policy: historians are trained to know in their bones that the future is unknown and to understand the power of the cheap futurism which char....

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Writing wrongs | Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 01:08:00

Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

by Various
Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 547 views
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What role do literature, science and policy play in protecting the planet? Fifty years since the death of conservationist Rachel Carson, we look at her masterpiece Silent Spring, and ask: "What have we learnt? Listen to our panel of experts: author ....

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