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Harry Potter Favorites Win Royal Television Society Awards

Two of Potter fan’s most beloved actors were honored last night at The Royal Television Society Programme Awards held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel.  As reported by Leaky, the March 7 announcement of the RTS nominations revealed that Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s adored gamekeeper Hagrid was up for best actor in the more!

Julie Walters Honored by U.K.'s Royal Television Society

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The actor's long and storied television career has won her four BAFTA awards.

BBC Leads Wins At RTS Awards For Shows Including ‘Fleabag’ & ‘Happy Valley’

The BBC led the pack at the UK's Royal Televsion Society Programme Awards, taking 13 awards for shows including Fleabag, Happy Valley and Undercover. The RTS Programme Awards, which took place in London on Wednesday night and was hosted...Show More Summary

Quote: Leyser on research portfolios

Ottoline Leyser, “chairwoman of the Royal Society Science Policy Advisory Group,” has published a brief essay on science assessment in the U.K.: “No researchers should be submitted to the REF”. I wanted to share this paragraph from the...Show More Summary

The World of Ralph Bakshi

(PG-13, Flashing images) “It’s a messy, crude world. And sometimes the best way to show that is to be just as messy and just as crude.” The Royal Ocean Film Society tries to contextualize the work of the controversial animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi.

Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen". Show More Summary

‘National Treasure’ is a Harry Potter Hat-Trick

The British television show National Treasure starring Harry Potter’s Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane and Molly Weasley, Julie Walters has received four Royal Television Society Award nominations this year including best mini-series. In addition...Show More Summary

Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

Apple on Wednesday introduced support for Apple Pay donations in the U.K., starting with a wave of 22 organizations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, the Royal British Legion, and UNICEF.

The Unsung Heroes of Cinema

The Royal Ocean Film Society tips his hat to the people who restore and repair old movies. Restoring and repairing film negatives requires tons of research, patience and steady hands. Thankfully, high quality digital formats and the Internet is making it easier to save movies.

‘National Treasure’ Leads Royal Television Society Noms; ‘Tough Mudder’ Inks Global Partnership Deals With ESPN, SME360 — Global Briefs

Channel 4's mini-series National Treasure leads the pack in the Royal Television Society nominations this year. The drama, which has been nominated in four categories including Best Mini-Series, stars Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane and follows a television comedian who is accused of raping a 15 year-old girl several years earlier. Show More Summary

New York opens a conducting institute for women

Never first to break the glass ceiling, New York has followed Dallas Opera (pic) and London’s Royal Philharmonic Society with an initiative to help women advance in the podium. At present, 91 percent of US music directors are male, a proportion that has not changed in ten years.   press release: New York, NY: On […]

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle Might Outshine Pippa Middleton On Her Wedding Day?

Pippa Middleton, the little sister of Kate Middleton, is getting married to her longtime love James Matthews this May. The wedding is expected to be attended by who’s who of British society, including members of the British royal family. Show More Summary

Royal Society of Literature opinion poll

The (UK) Royal Society of Literature commissioned 'an Ipsos MORI poll of public opinion' which is now available online, Literature in Britain today (warning ! dreaded pdf format ! because god forbid you would actually want to make it...Show More Summary

The Story of the Re-Evaluated

Works of art are products of their time, but critics and audiences are even more so. The Royal Ocean Film Society points out some of the films that were received horribly when they first came out, only to be praised years later. Will Michael Bay’s – ah we can’t. We can’t do it.

Someone Dumped 1,000 Tiny Chicks In A Field And Left Them To Die

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Animal welfare workers in eastern England are investigating after someone heartlessly abandoned around 1,000 day-old chicks in a field. An inspector for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said he’d “never...Show More Summary

In the developing ears of opossums, echoes of evolutionary history

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, animal scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, King's College...Show More Summary

Experiment shows goats capable of recognizing other goats by sight and sound

(—A small team of researchers with Queen Mary University of London has found that goats are able to recognize their stable mates by both sight and sound. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the...Show More Summary

Salk scientist awarded inaugural Sjöberg Prize for cancer breakthrough

(Salk Institute) Salk Professor Tony Hunter, who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship, has been awarded $500,000 as part of the $1 million Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer Research.

Works on Paper Art Fair 2017 - review

The Works on Paper Fair is at the Royal Geographical Society at the top end of Exhibition Road until Sunday 12th February. RECOMMENDED: I visited yesterday and enjoyed seeing a range of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

New study on how shellfish create their shells

A new study describing how shellfish create their shells in response to their environment is published today (Wednesday 8 February) in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

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