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Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century

by Various Presenters
Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 826 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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01:31:00

Ebola: inside an epidemic

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Ebola: inside an epidemic
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 0 views
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Find out what we have learnt from the outbreak so far (March 2015) and what is being done to ensure continued resilience to epidemic scenarios.

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01:26:00

Women writing science

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Women writing science
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 0 views
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Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the history of women writing about science.  How did early women scientists use writing in order to further their careers? In which ways were they limited by their gender? What influen....

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01:08:00

Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 555 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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01:27:00

Nature’s marvellous medicine

by Diana Bowles
Nature’s marvellous medicine
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 596 views
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For hundreds of years we have used plants and their extracts for their healing properties. Ancient Egyptians chewed white willow bark to relieve fevers and reduce inflammation, and many years later scientists discovered that the bark contains salicyl....

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Storms, floods and droughts: predicting and reporting adverse weather

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Storms, floods and droughts: predicting and reporting adverse weather
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 902 views
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2012 was one of the Òtop five wettest years on recordÓ, however the beginning of the year saw a widespread drought across much of the UK.Ê Join David Shukman, Science Editor for BBC News, and Professor Tim Palmer FRS as they discuss extreme and ad....

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01:08:00

Nobel Lives

by Sidney Brenner
Nobel Lives
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 2358 views
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An audience with Nobel prize winners John Sulston FRS and Sydney Brenner FRS, who talk to Sarah Montague of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, about their lives in science and their visions for the future.

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01:35:00

Dive into the thrilling and extraordinary world of science

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Dive into the thrilling and extraordinary world of science
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1461 views
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Take one step away from the shore with the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Set yourself apart from the crowd on an expedition into unfamiliar scientific territory with the shortlisted authors and judges of the Royal Society Winton Prize....

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01:14:00

About Time

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About Time
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1405 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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01:34:00

Is biodiversity going the way of the Dodo?

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Is biodiversity going the way of the Dodo?
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 972 views
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Panel discussion with Professor Jonathan Baillie, Dr William Cheung, Professor Adrian Lister and chaired by Dr Susan Lieberman, as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011.  Right now one-fifth of the world’s vertebrates are classi....

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01:27:00

Neuroscience of emotion

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Neuroscience of emotion
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1339 views
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Panel discussion involving Professor David Freedberg, Dr Daniela Schiller, Ian McEwan and chaired by Professor Ray Dolan FRS, as 2011.  Does emotion serve a particular function? How important is emotion in artistic expression? How do we study emotio....

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Eyes on the stars – Space as inspiration

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Eyes on the stars – Space as inspiration
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1061 views
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Piers Sellers in conversation with Rona Munro and John Zarnecki.  Little Eagles, written by playwright Rona Munro, tells the extraordinary story of Sergei Korolyov, chief designer and unsung hero of the Soviet space programme. Under the leadership o....

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