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RS McEnroe 01:00:00

‘Against images made by hands': Florence Nightingale’s reluctant life in portraiture

by Natasha McEnroe
‘Against images made by hands': Florence Nightingale’s reluctant life in portraiture
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 4 years ago | 1064 views
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Florence Nightingale disliked having her portrait taken as much as she hated being a celebrity, yet it was largely through the visual representations of her face and person in the press that she gained iconic status in Victorian England. Used as a mo....

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RS Sumner 00:43:00

‘How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800

by James Sumner
‘How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 925 views
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Eighteenth-century chemists could gain useful income and patronage as advisors to industry – and some of the wealthiest and most influential industrialists were brewers. Making chemical knowledge credible to this audience, however, was not always e....

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Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley's role as a Signals Officer in WWI 00:42:00

‘Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley’s role as a Signals Officer in WWI

by Elizabeth Bruton
‘Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley’s role as a Signals Officer in WWI
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 593 views
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Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (1887-1915) was one of the foremost English physicists of the early twentieth century. Probably best remembered for his immense contributions to chemistry and atomic physics in the years immediately prior to the outbreak o....

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(Re)Inventing science publishing: 01:11:00

(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

by Various
(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 500 views
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Philosophical TransactionsÊis the worldÕs first and oldest scientific journal. Still published by the Royal Society, it is about to mark its 350th anniversary, and was instrumental in establishing many forms and facets of modern scholarly publishin....

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RS Gould 01:29:00

A high jump for science

by Julie Gould
A high jump for science
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 573 views
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Sport science is a discipline young in its years compared to medicine and astronomy but over recent years the pursuit of excellence in sport has driven it on. As we approach the London 2012 Olympics we look at what developments have been made in this....

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RS Feinstein 00:44:00

A history of autism: my conversations with the pioneers

by Adam Feinstein
A history of autism: my conversations with the pioneers
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 762 views
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In this talk, Adam Feinstein will describe two fascinating journeys of discovery: his travels around the world for his new book, speaking to the key pioneers in the history of autism - including close colleagues and relatives of Leo Kanner and Hans A....

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Fisher 01:16:00

A molecular window into speech and language

by Simon Fisher
A molecular window into speech and language
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 757 views
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Our capacity for complex speech and language remains one of the most intriguing aspects of being human. It has long been suspected that some answers to this enigma will be found buried within the genome. With recent advances in genetic technologies, ....

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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 | 789 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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Balkwil 00:52:00

A silent killer?

by Fran Balkwil
A silent killer?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 702 views
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In communicating the challenges and hopes for the future, Professor Fran Balkwill of Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry will demonstrate how cancer scientists can help patients and their families, as well as inspire young people to take up....

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RS Various 3 01:14:00

About Time

by Various Presenters
About Time
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 974 views
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'If you knew Time as well as I do,’ the Mad Hatter says to Alice, ‘you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. It’s him.’ In this event, three writers well-acquainted with time discuss how it (or he) both controls and captivates us.  Dame Gillian ....

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Moncada 01:09:00

Adventures in vascular biology

by Salvador Moncada
Adventures in vascular biology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 682 views
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Thirty years ago it was thought that the endothelium, a layer of thin, flat cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels was inert. However, major discoveries since then have demonstrated that it is a highly metabolic organ involved in maint....

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RS Rampling 00:39:00

Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England

by Jenny Rampling
Alchemy and patronage in Tudor England
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 602 views
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Dr Jenny Rampling, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge.  In early modern England, alchemical practitioners employed a range of strategies to win the trust and support of powerful, even royal, patrons: from the preservation of healt....

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