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Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?

by Gillian Darley
Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 647 views
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Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers' fascination with the phenomenon, as an inexplicable expression of the earth's inner force, and the relationship of the unpredictable mountain to a religious popu....

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The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective

by Bill Bryson
The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 744 views
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Award-winning author Bill Bryson speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years, through to writing the highly successful 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' and e....

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Staphylococcus aureus. The biography of a bug sometimes super, most often not

by Hugh Pennington
Staphylococcus aureus. The biography of a bug sometimes super, most often not
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 633 views
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Thirty percent of us carryÊStaphylococcus aureusÊup our noses. Boils and infections after surgery bring it to our attention. Mutant clones are called MRStaphylococcus Aureus,ÊorÊMRSA. All these things make it important today.Ê Hugh Pennington CB....

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Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography

by Georgina Ferry
Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 725 views
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The year 2014 was celebrated as the International Year of Crystallography. A number of successful 20th century women scientists, of whom the Nobel prizewinner Dorothy Hodgkin is perhaps the most prominent, achieved their distinction in this field. Wh....

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Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist

by Christine Aicardi
Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 731 views
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In the course of his scientific career, Francis Crick changed research fields several times. In almost 30 years at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, he worked on protein crystallography, molecular genetics, developmental cell biol....

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It’s magnetic resonance – but not as you know it

by Lynn Gladden
It’s magnetic resonance – but not as you know it
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 740 views
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely used in hospitals to image internal structure and blood flow within the human body. Research has shown that it is possible to harness these techniques to study non-biological systems, with many applicatio....

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The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology

by Tom Mcleish
The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1022 views
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Can science today learn from thirteenth century literature? In the Durham Ordered Universe project, an interdisciplinary team (physicists, medievalists, Latin scholars and historians of science) has engaged with the great medieval English thinker Rob....

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

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(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1077 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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The asymmetric Universe

by Frank Close
The asymmetric Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 830 views
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Modern scientific theory describes a perfectly symmetrical Universe. A Universe in which matter is destroyed within an instant of its appearance and where nothing we now know could ever have happened. Human life itself seems to be lopsided, as the sp....

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Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy

by Chris Elliot
Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 826 views
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This lecture aims to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Henry Bessemer by reviewing his scientific and economic achievements in the context of his era, and also in terms of their ongoing impact on the world of today. As well as highlightin....

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Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900

by Claire Jones
Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 881 views
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Although women were not admitted as Fellows until 1945, by the beginning of the twentieth century there were a number of female scientists working at the margins of the Royal Society and its masculine scientific elite. This talk will introduce some o....

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The teenage brain

by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The teenage brain
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 449 views
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Until recently, little was known about how the human brain develops. In the past 15 years, new technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have enabled us to gain insights into how the human brain changes across the lifespan. Research has d....

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