Royal Society R.Science
This month’s episode is a climate science special, as the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences release a joint publication outlining the evidence for and causes of climate change, offering an accessible overview of climate-change science. In this episiode, find out more about this joint report from the lead UK scientist, discover to what extent – if any – extreme weather events experienced here in the UK can be attributed to climate change, and find out what we may be able to do to mediate and prepare for further impacts of climate change.
0:35 Professor Eric Wolff FRS talks about the joint Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences publication
4:25 Youba Sokona discusses the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
7:31 Professor Mark Pelling talks about the difficulties in what can and can’t be attributed to the effects of climate change
9:35 Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS discusses the options we have to deal with climate change in the future
14:21 Professor Saiful Islam talks about his work in computational chemistry and how this can assist in our efforts to live a little ‘greener’.
This month, we give you an insight into the various types of public events we hold at the Royal Society throughout the year. These cover a wide range of topics, from space to microbiology. Find out more about the giant planets in one of our Café Scientifique discussions, discover whether we are losing or winning against the spread of infectious diseases through a public lecture and get a peek at the future of the internet with one of our award winners.
01:13 Dr Christopher Arridge talks about the giant planets of the solar system
06:17 Professor Christopher Dye FRS on the fight against infectious diseases
13:21 Dr Serge Abiteboul, winner of the Milner Award, on the web and computer science
17:37 Professor Chris Dye tells us why science?
This month, we’re look at some of the skills scientists can develop outside of their labs, which can help them in their careers. You can hear from participants in two of the training courses we run, on media skills and leadership effectiveness. We also handed the microphone over to some budding scientists, who had had the chance to “Ask a scientist” some questions themselves. Finally, we caught up with participants in the Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme, which matches research scientists with MPs, senior civil servants and Lords.
00:45 Dr Vardis Ntoukakis and Dr Elisa Antolin tell us about their experience at the Royal Society Media Skills training day.
05:20 We hear from recent attendees at the Royal Society’s residential training course in Leadership Effectiveness at Chicheley Hall.
12:52 Students from Brittania Village School interview Chris Harrison from the University of Durham,
17:29 Students from Wimbledon College interview Paul Kirk, a mathematician from Imperial College.
20:22 We catch up with scientists and MPs taking part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme.
In this month’s episode we’re highlighting the achievements of women in science – hearing from Professor Margaret Brown on mathematics education and from Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the teenage brain. Volunteers from our Wikipedia-edit-a-thon will be telling us about their experiences and we’ll also get a historical perspective on women and The Royal Society from Dr Claire Jones. Also this month, two of our books prizes were awarded, so we’ll also hear from Sean Carroll, winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and some of the young judges of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.
00:39 Professor Margaret Brown discusses mathematics education, after receiving the Kavli Education Medal.
04:45 Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on her research into the teenage brain and her recent receipt of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture.
12:51 Interviews with volunteers at the recent Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
16:55 Extracts from Dr Claire Jones’s public history of science lecture: Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900.
27:33 Students from Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls judges talk about judging the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013.
29:22 Why Science? – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore