Christmas Lectures

Behind the scenes stories, extra features and insights into the creative process behind past and present CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Five minutes with Prof Saiful Islam

Posted by
Hayley Burwell
Date posted
20.08.2016
Saiful Islam, image by Paul Wilkinson

We chat with Prof Saiful Islam about his 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, 'Supercharged: Fuelling the future'.

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From the lab to the front page

Posted by
James Whiting
Date posted
10.05.2016

Jim Whiting, BBSRC PhD student from the University of Nottingham, tells us how his experiences as 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Media Assistant revealed the value of scientists working with the media.

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To space and back! The view from a CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant

Posted by
Abigail Guillermo
Date posted
08.04.2016

Abby Guillermo, a BBSRC PhD student from the University of Oxford, shares her experience of being one of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistants.

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Astrology in the CHRISTMAS LECTURES? Not quite…

Posted by
Ed Prosser
Date posted
02.04.2016

Senior Producer Ed Prosser lifts the lid on our 1 April CHRISTMAS LECTURES announcement.

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Operation 'HI TIM'

Posted by
Jonathan Farrow – CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant 2015
Date posted
22.02.2016

Jonathan Farrow, the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant fills us in on a demo that didn’t make it.

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80th anniversary of a television tradition

Posted by
Rupert Cole
Date posted
11.02.2016
G I Taylor presenting the 1936 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Ri historian Rupert Cole looks at the history of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES on television, 80 years after they were first broadcast.

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Highlights of 2015

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
19.01.2016
Kevin Fong presenting the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Our Professor of Science, Culture and Society Gail Cardew fills us in on her personal highlights of last year.

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Two years in Africa

Posted by
Dr Andrew Beale
Date posted
11.11.2015

Two years on from his time as CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant, Dr Andrew Beale talks about his time working for TReND in Mozambique.

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A fond farewell

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
23.01.2015

Michelle Reeve looks back on her BBSRC internship at the Ri during the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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Hack your own wristband

Posted by
Will Partridge
Date posted
29.12.2014

After a visit to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES, Will's curiosity led him to get his screwdriver out

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