Read the full report The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone of I’m a Scientist was commissioned by The Royal Institution with support from Lloyd’s Register Foundation. The online event allowed school students, the viewing public and Lecture attendees to continue the conversation about the Royal Institution’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES, ‘The Language of Life’ and its theme of communication. The Royal Institution wanted to create a focus for the online discussion and during the planning stages, the topic of Privacy was identified as a pertinent topic within the wider theme of communication. A Privacy Debate Kit was also developed and sent to teachers participating in the zone to use as part of this activity. The Kit structures a class debate around the question “Should mobile phones be always listening?” The 18 experts online included the 2017 Christmas Lecturer, Professor Sophie Scott, along with others from the CHRISTMAS LECTURES team and other communication and privacy … Continue reading

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The 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES: The language of life

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution have been inspiring generations of budding scientists since the first lectures in 1825. This year, Professor Sophie Scott takes us on a fascinating journey through one of the fundamentals of human and animal life: the unstoppable urge to communicate. “I don’t know a successful scientist today who wasn’t inspired as a child by the Royal Institution’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES. I grew up watching them with my parents and I now continue the tradition with my son. They’re fun and engaging and a great family-focused way to stimulate an interest in science.” – Sophie Scott In the past four years, I’m a Scientist, I’m an Engineer, and I’m an Astronaut have joined forces with the Ri to give school students and the public the chance to ask questions inspired by the lectures. This year, once again, it’s the turn of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! The CHRISTMAS LECTURES and I’m a Scientist … Continue reading

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