Royal Society R.Science
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
This month we celebrate our 50th episode of the R.Science podcast. Every episode we ask one of our guests, “Why science?”, so for this episode we are showcasing some of the best answers we’ve heard over the past 4 years. Highlights include Professor Brian Cox OBE, Sir David Attenborough FRS, Carol Vorderman and the students of Britannia Village Primary School.
01:45 Sir David Attenborough FRS.
03:34 Professor Henry Pollack.
04:25 Dr Olivier Restif.
05:15 Carol Vordermann MBE.
06:58 Jasper Fforde.
08:05 Britannia Village Primary School students.
10:36 Professor Brian Cox OBE.
11:06 Sir John Sulston FRS.
12:50 Dr Max Little.
13:56 Professor Helga Nowotny.
In this month’s episode we have a trio of Fellows; Bill Bryson tells us how the Royal Society helped America gain its independence from Britain(!), Uta Frith gives us a tour of the Royal Society’s exhibition of portraits of female scientists and Dianne Edwards explains how the diversification of life is revealed by plant fossils.
05:13 Uta Frith FRS and Keith Moore: Scientists Exhibition.
11:43 Bill Bryson FRS at New Fellows Day: The Importance of the Royal Society.
This month we take a closer look at the Royal Society’s activities in education. We hear from students, teachers and scientists enjoying our Partnership Grants Scheme, visit the Sunday Times Festival of Education, and hear about how magic could help teach maths. We also hear from our archivist what you could see at our forthcoming open house weekend!
00:45 Wymondham School fighting famine with supermodels
07:59 Festival of Education
13:13 Professor Martyn Poliakoff on the popularity of his Periodic Table of Videos
15:42 Professor Peter McOwan on why maths teaching is magic
19:43 Keith Moore welcomes you to Open House Weekend
22:10 Jacob from Writhlington School answers why science?