Christmas Lectures

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

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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Of worms and (wo)men

Posted by
Alison Woollard
Date posted
28.02.2014
Alison Woollard presenting at the 2013 Life Fantastic CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Alison Woollard reflects on the whirlwind experience of presenting the ‘Life Fantastic’ 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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I’m a scientist, get me in there

Posted by
John Robert Davis
Date posted
17.02.2014
smiling boy at a laptop

John Robert Davis, a developmental biologist from Kings College, reflects on his experience answering Life Fantastic questions with I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! and asks if we need to do more to teach students about evolution.

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If only walls could talk

Posted by
Imogen, Oaklands Catholic School
Date posted
19.12.2013
Children on stage at the 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Ri-inspired student poetry from Oaklands Catholic School.

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The gyroscope, an engineer and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Posted by
Frank James
Date posted
10.12.2013
Eric Laithwaite delivering CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Eric Laithwaite was a British electrical engineer and presenter of the 1974 CHRISTMAS LECTURES who sparked a controversial debate with his unconventional views on the behaviour of gyroscopes.

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