For the first time in its 184 year history, The Royal Institution (Ri) is teaming up with venues outside of London to stream their iconic Christmas Lectures live on screen as they happen.
This year’s Lectures are presented by anthropologist, author and TV presenter Professor Alice Robert and geneticist Professor Aiofe McLysaght. Together they will seek the answer to the most fundamental question: ‘Who am I?'.
The Lectures aim to get the whole nation thinking about questions of identity, from our evolutionary heritage and commonalities with the animal world, to the way in which the complex interplay between our modern environment and our genomes shape who we are.
On Saturday 15 December at 4pm, W5 will be live streaming Lecture 3 in their Lecture Theatre. This lecture will unpick the complex genetic variation that makes us unique and disclose how technology is impacting our understanding of the genome.
The other live stream events will be hosted in Manchester, Cambridge, Preston and London. All three lectures will be available to watch on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, allowing viewers to follow what will surely be a captivating and enlightening examination of who we are.
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are the longest running science communication series in the world and have been delivered every year since 1825.
Click here for further information about the Christmas Lectures.
This event is running on Saturday 15 December at 4pm and is free with admission to W5. Seating is available in W5's Lecture Theatre on a first come, first served basis.