21st November 2011
Dr Derek Craston, the Government Chemist, reveals how Captain Scott's preparations for his 1901 Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic included a personal request to the Government Chemist to analyse his planned food supplies.
17th November 2011
Dr Serge Plattard examines how through the development of radiotherapy methods and instruments Marie Curie led the way in the fight against cancer.
Harnessing the Light Fantastic
10th November 2011
Professor Nick Terrill explains how using light is pushing forward research in futuristic materials.
Eating Sustainably: dream or reality?
25th October 2011
Scientist Carol Wagstaff explores whether it's really possible to eat sustainably, or if it's simply an idealistic dream of a fairy-tale future.
What's in my stuff?
13th October 2011
Dr Hywel Jones presents a science and art based approach to raising awareness of the use of the elements in consumer technology.
Recharging the Planet
8th September 2011
Professor Clare Grey will talk about some of the latest developments in energy storage and how it will influence future sustainable transport.
Hale and Hearty?
7th September 2011
The way to the heart is through the stomach. Julie Lovegrove investigates the crucial role diet plays in the health of heart and blood vessels.
Can we live without E-numbers?
23rd August 2011
E-numbers are often seen as the nemesis of a healthy diet, yet we eat them every day – why? Discuss with Dr David Baines.
What flavour is my lunchbox?
10th August 2011
Join Dr Jane Parker, food scientist, for a sensory overloaded lunch as she explains why there is much more to flavour than what taste-buds tell us.
Robert Boyle's A Sceptical Chymist
4th August 2011
Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of a Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle with Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns.
7th July 2011
Watch a panel of experts battle it out in a topical debate on whether we can meet emissions reductions without the use of nuclear power.
Functional Foods: Sound Science or Marketing Hype?
21st June 2011
Do functional foods, like probiotics, prebiotics and superfoods, actually work? Or is it all marketing hype? Bob Rastall analyses a shopping basket in our latest Café RSC discussion.
2nd June 2011
Richard Allan, Chief Scientist at Scottish Water, discusses the challenges we face in securing freshwater supplies at a global level.
Science on the Silver Screen
25th May 2011
Is there science on the silver screen? Celebrate Towel Day as journalist and author Michael Hanlon explores the science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Why water is weird
5th May 2011
Life on Earth needs water to survive, but water is a strange liquid with odd properties. Author Philip Ball explores the weird world of water.
From the Romans to the Ring Main
7th April 2011
Navigate the surprising and fascinating twists and turns of the history of London's water supply with Rob Casey from Thames Water.
A little light relief
10th March 2011
David Phillips, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, demonstrates the truths and the fallacies behind the ancient belief in the healing powers of light.
Let's do lunch: your 21st century lunchbox
23rd February 2011
Suitable for young and old alike, it's a lunch break with a chemistry twist, hosted by food scientist Tom Coultate. We'll even provide the food!
10th February 2011
Take a trip through the weird world of drug use and abuse, with writer and scientist John Mann
6th January 2011
Is the role of skin merely to provide an aesthetically pleasing covering for the body? Modern research says otherwise, says Professor Paul Matts.