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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.

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