OH, CHRISTMAS THREE!
THIS year’s Royal Institution Christmas lectures will be given by three scientists.
The legendary annual talks, which began in 1825, bring science to life for a young audience. They are broadcast on BBC TV in the week between Christmas and New Year.
The Royal Institution (Ri) recently announced that this year’s lecturers are physicist and oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski (left), geologist Professor Chris Jackson (centre) and environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine. The theme of the three talks is ‘Planet Earth: a user’s guide’. Together, the experts plan to reveal “the hidden wonders of Earth that keep us all alive”, and look at the impact humans have had on our planet – in particular, on climate change.
The Ri says the lectures will show how we can each help repair the damage we’ve done and live more sustainably as Earth’s population increases.