International Day of Women and Girls in Science

First posted on 11/02/2020 Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020. I don’t know much about how Brian Shaw encouraged women in chemistry, but I do know that he was very keen for them to take up rifle shooting. In the 1930s he established a women’s section of the UniversityContinue reading “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Chemistry at the RI

First posted on FB 28/12/2019 This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures begin broadcasting tonight on BBC4 at 8pm, from the famous lecture theatre in which B D Shaw gave a Friday Evening Discourse in 1969. This year’s lectures are on maths but if you fancy something more reminiscent of Shaw, then three given by chemists,Continue reading “Chemistry at the RI”