Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2017
As always, at this time of year, I start looking forward to catching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the television.
This year the speaker will be Prof Saiful Islam. Here is the RI’s description of the lecture series:
Prof Saiful Islam leads an incredible journey through the invisible presence that drives everything around us in the 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on energy.
For more information see here:
There is still an opportunity to try and grab tickets for this unmissable event!!! There are 2 days left to try and get a golden ticket! See the RI website for more information.
Previous Christmas lectures can be seen on the RI’s website: past Christmas lectures
King’s College London Physics Winter Lecture
If you miss out on a ticket to the RI’s Christmas lectures why not try and get to King’s College London to their suitably themed winter lecture on December 14th. Although this event is aimed at sixth formers. There is no requirement that you are studying physics to attend. Free tickets available at: Event Brite – KCL
In this lecture, you will hear from two physicists who are trying to understand and enhance the world around them. Dr Eugene Lim will be discussing gravitational waves and Professor Carla Molteni will be talking about snowflakes. There will be an opportunity to meet like-minded scientists, network with our student societies and find out more about the research in the Department of Physics at King’s College London. From nanoparticles to skateboards, this is not to be missed!
The Winston Gallery – The Science Museum
If like me, you are too busy to attend either event why not schedule a visit to the Science Museum in South Kensington and make a bee-line for the newly opened (8/12/2016) Winton Gallery: The Winton Gallery tells the story of how mathematics has shaped our world. Designed by the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, this outstanding new gallery spans 400 years of human ingenuity and brings mathematical history to life through the design and architecture of its displays. Further information here!
Hammersmith Apollo with Brian Cox and Robin Ince
And one for the adults, 6:00 PM Dec 16, 2016 at the Hammersmith Apollo:
Tickets and info here.
For one night only, Brian Cox and Robin Ince of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage are returning in December 2016 with another exhilarating collision of science, music, comedy and wonder. Prepare for a show where you never know what scientific or musical treat will be next on stage. With all proceeds going to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières UK and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
If you know of any other events that might be worth going to – in London or further afield please let me know via the comments below!