TV and Radio Guide w/c 9 Feb 2015


Video Pick: Riding Light


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Video pick: Riding Light ride a photon travelling at the speed of light from the sun. This video takes you all the way out to Jupiter 40 minutes later . A great video to share with students to give them an idea of the scale of the universe and the speed of light. Thanks to Christina Milos (@surreallyno) for posting link on twitter.

This week’s picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150209.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 2 Feb 2015

This week’s picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Rado Guide_20150202.pdf


TV and Radio Guide w/c 26 Jan 2015

The ascent of Everest. The original footage restored and colourised by the BFI.

Some more older Horizon films this week, as well as Sarah’s pick of the week – a restored film documenting the ascent of Everest.
Other highlights include: Inside Science, The Infinite Monkey Cage and Could we Survive a Mega Tsunami.

If you can – catch last week’s Inside Science for a great piece on light.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150126.pdf


TV and Radio Guide w/c 19 Jan 2015

The Infinite Monkey Cage returns. This week: deception.

Sarah’s pick of the week is also mine: Yes, those science monkeys are back with more guests to pull apart non-scientific thinking and discuss ideas that are beyond us mere mortals. Other than that it’s a quiet week with nothing much else catching our eye – though you could catch up on lots of Horizon’s if the fancy takes you.

Check out the 3 recommended videos on the bottom of the guide. The first is the set of 3 Christmas Lectures, How to Hack Your Home, which are now online at the RI Science site. The other two are both produced by (indeed one written) by Alom Shaha, one (The Electric Sausage) for the STEM Centre and the other (Why science is NOT ‘Just a Theory’) for the RI Science site. Check them out.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150119.pdf


TV and Radio Guide w/c 10th February 2014

It’s a quiet week this week. Sarah has collated the programmes and her pick is the Infinite Monkey Cage special on BBC Radio 4Extra from last year. My pick of the week is Horizon – Man on Mars 

Other highlights include:

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TV and Radio Guide w/c 9th December 2013

Firstly, sorry for the lack of guide last week. Life and work had become too hectic and the guide collation process was taking up too much time of an already full weekend. It’s quite the challenge maintaining the weekly posts, but I feel bad that you didn’t get a guide last week. This week Sarah has collated all the programmes.

Highlights are :

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TV and Radio Guide w/c 25th November 2013

Sorry, very short post (had ill kids today)
Sarah’s picks are the Infinite Monkey Cage (this was really good on risk last week) and the Refugees of the Rainforest contrasting Gerald Durrell’s naturalist work in Jersey with the orangutan’s natural habitat on Sumatra (Sarah cites Durrell’s books as a catalyst to studying biology)

My picks are In Our Time on the development of the microscope and the second episode of Light and Dark with Jim Al-Khalili.


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TV and Radio Guide w/c 18th November 2013

Comet ISON – Photo by Adam Block / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona

This Monday sees Jim Al-Khalili explain how we’ve been able to discover so much about the universe through the manipulation of light in Light and Dark, and The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince is back on the radio. Also we have a new episode of Horizon on Friday looking at Comet ISON which is currently making a show in the night sky.

Both Sarah and I are hoping that there will be more Chemistry programmes on our airwaves soon. I’ve been told that Professor Andrea Sella is “cooking up some Chem” for the Frontiers radio series soon. He’s also been on Business Daily for their Elements series (mp3 podcasts downloads here: A matter of life and phosphorous and Elemental business: Helium).

There are some video suggestions on the end of the guide this week, including a discourse by Professor Stephen Curry at the Royal Institution about the development of X-Ray crystallography.


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