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Fortey 01:01:00

A natural history of scientists

by Richard Fortey
A natural history of scientists
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 861 views
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For most of his life, Richard Fortey, has worked with collections in London's Natural History Museum, so curation has become a kind of unbreakable habit for him. In his Michael Faraday Prize lecture he will present another collection: his own persona....

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Heilbron 00:55:00

Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.

by John Heilbron
Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 862 views
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Benjamin Franklin, American patriot and natural philosopher, was born 300 years ago. Apart from a brief stay in England as a young man, he spent the first fifty years of his life transforming himself from a nobody into the leading citizen of Philadel....

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Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 2

by Harry Kroto
Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 2
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 4 years ago | 1694 views
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Part 2 of Harry's '5 Days of Opening Minds' series.

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Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 5

by Harry Kroto
Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 5
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 4 years ago | 1440 views
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Part 5, Final, Harry Kroto's lecture series: 5 Days of Opening Minds

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Reviewing science - Harry Kroto - UPV 00:09:00

Reviewing science history

by Harold Kroto
Reviewing science history
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 4619 views
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An small review of science history

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Martinovic - Rudjer_Boskovic 01:00:00

Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath

by Ivica Martinovic
Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 4 years ago | 941 views
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Roger Boscovich (1711-1787) was a true polymath, making original contributions in science, technology and the humanities. He was born in Dubrovnik but spent much of his working life in Rome, at the Collegium Romanum. This lecture will introduce his l....

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RS Bowler 00:41:00

Science for all: popular science in the age of radio

by Peter Bowler
Science for all: popular science in the age of radio
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 743 views
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How do you get ordinary people to take an interest in science? This was already becoming a problem for the scientific community in the early twntieth century.  But rather than letting outsiders do the job, the scientists took an active role.  They ....

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Bragg2 01:00:00

Seeing Further – The Story of Science and the Royal Society

by Melvyn Bragg
Seeing Further – The Story of Science and the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 737 views
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The Story of Science and the Royal Society - a panel discussion chaired by Melvyn Bragg. The panel is made up of Bill Bryson, Maggie Gee, Richard Holmes and Ian Stewart FRS.

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RS Aldersey-Williams 01:00:00

Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements

by Hugh Aldersley-Williams
Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 804 views
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From the moment of their discovery, each of the chemical elements has embarked on a journey into our culture. Over millennia and decades, they have gained meaning through encounter and manipulation. Those long known, such as gold, silver, iron and su....

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Al-Khalili 01:00:00

The House of Wisdom and the legacy of Arabic Science

by Jim Al-Khalili
The House of Wisdom and the legacy of Arabic Science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1584 views
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In a way that never took place with early Christianity, the spread of Islam heralded a remarkable period of scientific advances, particularly during the golden age of the Abbasids of Baghdad between the 8th and 11th centuries AD.

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