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Meet Your Brain: Bruce Hood’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were started by Michael Faraday in 1825, and have been broadcast on television since 1966. The lecturer that year was Eric Laithwaite, and I was in the audience on a trip from my school (this … Continue reading

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Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don’t – Mark Miodownik’s Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

It was a bit of a rush last Thursday, getting to the Royal Institution in time for the recording of one of the 2010 Christmas Lectures – it was scheduled to start at 6pm but it was necessary to arrive … Continue reading

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Size Matters – Royal Institution Christmas Lectures preview

Mark Miodownik is going to present the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and I took my daughter to see a preview on Thursday evening. He was an immediate hit with the audience – oh for science teachers in our schools … Continue reading

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Size Matters: Mark Miodownik’s 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

I’ve been a bit concerned about the Royal Institution. They’ve not had a very good time of it over the last few years, what with their financial crisis, making Baroness Greenfield redundant, then her claiming sexual discrimination, and so on; … Continue reading

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