Christmas Lectures

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

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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Dancing fairy lights

Posted by
Kate Mulcahy
Date posted
09.12.2014

Our CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant Kate Mulcahy guides you through a musical example of how to hack your home and make your fairy lights flash in time to music.

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21st century CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
25.11.2014

Science Learning Manager Olympia Brown explains how science and engineering are not just for Christmas here at the Royal Institution.

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Hacking at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Charlotte New
Date posted
07.11.2014

Charlotte New, our curator of collections, explores the history of the Ri and hacking ahead of our 2014 Sparks will Fly CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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A fortnight at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
27.10.2014

CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant and PhD student Michelle Reeve talks about the first fortnight of her BBSRC professional internship at the Royal Insitution

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Telling it like it is

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
20.10.2014
Alison Woollard, 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Our 2013 Christmas Lecturer Alison Woollard explains the importance of science communication and public engagement.

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Interview with Prof Danielle George

Posted by
Hayley Burwell
Date posted
19.08.2014

We chat with Prof Danielle George about her 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES 'Sparks will fly: How to hack your home'.

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Tales from the lobster tank

Posted by
Alison Woollard Sophie Gilbert
Date posted
08.04.2014
Alison Woollard holding a lobster

Whatever happened to the 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES lobster...?

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I'm a scientist, get me out of the lab!

Posted by
Karolina Chocian
Date posted
06.03.2014
Karolina Chocian in biochemistry lab at Oxford

Should scientists be happy to say "I don't know" more often? Karolina Chocian reflects on her experience answering Life Fantastic questions with I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

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