When did cats arrive in Britain?
Sunning themselves outside or curled up on our sofas …many of us have a pet cat in our homes. But do we ever pause to wonder where our feline friends came from and how long they have been by our sides?
Lockdown Walks - Disappearing Bugs
During Barley Rose's lifetime, about 75% of the world's flying insects have disappeared. Join us for this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' where she explains some of the reasons behind this loss, and shows you some of the native UK insects that are under threat.
My parents are of Indian heritage. My dad was born in Uganda and arrived in the UK in 1972 as a refugee after the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda. My mum was born in India and met my dad while visiting a friend in the UK. They married and settled just outside London, where I was born and grew up.
Treasures of the Bodleian
The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest in Europe, and has over 12 million items, making it one of the two largest libraries in Britain (alongside the British Library.) Amongst these are countless precious documents of historical significance - but there are also many that are important to the history of science. For example:
Changing plant chloroplasts to improve crop performance
Chloroplasts are tiny protein-filled units within plant cells. As well as being responsible for photosynthesis, they are critical to a plant's ability to respond to its environment (for example, to the intensity of light or the threat of disease). They do this by importing the proteins they need - and getting rid of those they don't need....
Protecting elephants, protecting humans
How do we find ways for people and wildlife to co-exist? Elephants pose a particular problem as their large size means they need to roam over large areas to find food, water and refuge.
The Mali elephants might provide some clues.
The RainDrop Experiment
How can we predict the future of grassland ecosystems? What's it like to be an ecologist working in the field?
Lockdown Walks - Walk Your Worries Away!
It's no surprise that walking is good for us physically, but did you know that walking can actually make us worry less? Taking a stroll has a positive effect on our mental wellbeing - particularly if you can get out into nature. Join Dr Jen Wild for this episode of Lockdown Walks, where she discusses some of the psychological benefits of...
Emilia Cecylia Skirmuntt
I always was interested in science and biology which resulted in me doing a bachelors degree in Animal genetics at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and two Masters degrees - one in Biomedical Sciences (University of Westminster) and one in Forensic Medical Sciences (Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry). However, ...