Melanie Windridge

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Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London and is Communications Consultant for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy. She also works in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and Your Life. Melanie loves the mountains and believes science and exploration go hand in hand.

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Interesting cocktail with a giant ball of ice!

Whilst on holiday I was served this rather cool cocktail with a giant ice ball plugging a hole between the upper and lower chambers of the glass. So – of course – we took a video of it as it melted and we wondered whether there was a link with glaciology. Well there is! I asked glaciologist Scott Watson for his thoughts.

In the video, you can see...

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Published on September 13, 2018 04:00
Average rating: 3.68 · 56 ratings · 12 reviews · 2 distinct works
Aurora: In Search of the No...

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Enjoyable book about (mostly unsuccessful) climbs. Gives a good insight into high-level alpine climbing - hard faces, high bivis, snowy epics. All written in the author's amusing style.
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A really interesting book about the nature of climbing and the changes happening in the 1970s and 80s. Despite knowing that Alex dies at the end, the book is still compelling - we want to find out what leads him there. At the same time we are learnin ...more
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The Magician's Glass by Ed Douglas
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Well written, thoughtful and interesting stories about climbing and alpinism.
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The Girl Who Climbed Everest by Bonita Norris
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Informative and interesting but not gripping. But I definitely learnt a lot!
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