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Defining nature’s limits: Prosecuting magic in sixteenth-century Italy

by Neil Tarrant
Defining nature’s limits: Prosecuting magic in sixteenth-century Italy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 754 views
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Magic and science have traditionally been considered to have little in common. Yet for many sixteenth-century intellectuals, including churchmen, practising magic was based upon highly sophisticated knowledge of the natural world. For ecclesiastical ....

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The popular reception of relativity in Britain

by Katy Price
The popular reception of relativity in Britain
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 764 views
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How did it feel to open a newspaper in November 1919 to be greeted by headlines about 'Light Caught Bending' and a 'Revolution in Space and Time'? Einstein's relativity reached a wide public audience in the context of social change. The theory's inte....

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Iron from the sky: the potential influence of meteorites on ancient Egyptian culture.

by Diane Johnson
Iron from the sky: the potential influence of meteorites on ancient Egyptian culture.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 702 views
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Ancient Egyptian belief was frequently derived from observations of the natural world, where the gods were considered to control the forces of nature; and as a society, ancient Egyptians placed great value upon order and balance. So how would the app....

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Developing new solar cells – cheaper, or more efficient?

by Neil Greenham
Developing new solar cells – cheaper, or more efficient?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1036 views
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Using solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity is an attractive way to reduce carbon emissions, but solar cells are still too expensive to be installed on the scale required. The next generation of solar cells aim to solve this problem using st....

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Experimental misunderstandings: the precedent of Francis Bacon’s ‘Sylva Sylvarum’ and the beginnings of the Royal Society

by Guido Giglioni
Experimental misunderstandings: the precedent of Francis Bacon’s ‘Sylva Sylvarum’ and the beginnings of the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 993 views
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Guido Giglioni is the Cassamarca Lecturer in Neo-Latin Culture and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute, University of London. By writing a number of natural histories and above all the Sylva Sylvarum, Bacon set an important but difficult pr....

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Unsung heroes: artistic contributors to the early Royal Society

by Sachiko Kusukawa
Unsung heroes: artistic contributors to the early Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 532 views
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This lecture discusses the contribution of draftsmen, engravers, artistic fellows and others whose graphic skills were indispensable for the meetings and publications of the early Royal Society (1660-1720). While some of the names of those who produc....

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Maritime science and the visual culture of exploration: the albums of a Victorian naval surgeon

by Felix Driver
Maritime science and the visual culture of exploration: the albums of a Victorian naval surgeon
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 629 views
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Naval officers in general, and surgeons in particular, played a significant role in the development of maritime science, through their observations and their collections. This richly-illustrated talk explores the visual culture of maritime science, f....

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Laputian Newtons: the science and politics of Swift’s ‘Gullivers Travels’

by Greg Lynall
Laputian Newtons: the science and politics of Swift’s ‘Gullivers Travels’
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 754 views
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GulliverÕs Travels (1726) contains probably the most famous satire on science in world literature, but the circumstances behind its composition are little known. In this talk, Greg Lynall explains how GulliverÕs ÔVoyage to LaputaÕ was shaped by J....

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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 | 7 years ago | 617 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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by Duncan Thorburn Burns

for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1121 views
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2011 is the 350th anniversary of the publication of a Sceptical Chymist, by Robert Boyle which is considered to be the most important book ever published about chemistry.  Boyle was a leading intellectual figure of the 17th century and one of the fo....

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The Case of the Poisonous Socks

by Bill Brock
The Case of the Poisonous Socks
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 764 views
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Bill Brock entertains his audience with many little-known chemical anecdotes.

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International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

by Jon Hougen
International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 975 views
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Potential Rewards from the Beginning to the End of a Spectroscopic Career Derived from Attendance at a Graduate-student and Postdoctoral-Fellow Oriented Symposium

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