Christmas Lectures

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

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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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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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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