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  • CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution

    Credit: Michael O'Mara Books, The Royal Institution
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CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution

13 Journeys through space and time: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

Started at the Ri in 1825 by Michael Faraday, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES have been broadcast on television since the 1960s and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. First devised to attract young people to the magic of science through spectacular demonstrations, they are now watched by millions of people around the world every year.

Drawing on the incredible archive here at the Ri, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, this book focuses on 13 of the most captivating Lectures given at the Ri on space and time, taking a look at what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since. 

11 Explorations into life on Earth

11 Explorations into life on Earth turns our attention to our own planet and the animals, plants, fish, insects and all the other living things that inhabit it – how they've evolved and the vital roles they play in the intricate webs of life on earth.

Taking eleven of the most exciting and revealing CHRISTMAS LECTURES on the natural world given at the Royal Institution, including Sir David Attenborough's animal-packed Lectures from 1977 and Richard Dawkins's explosive series on the evolution of life, Helen Scales takes an illuminating look at more than a hundred years of scientific exploration to discover the origins of life on our planet and the mysteries so far uncovered.

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Patrons receive 30% off both titles when buying them directly from the Royal Institution, just simply present your membership card at the front desk.

Wonders beyond numbers – Johnny Ball

By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny Ball slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today.

Offer ends: 31 December 2017

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Ri Patrons receive a 25% discount on 'Wonders beyond numbers'. To redeem this offer please call +44 (0)20 7491 6588 or email membership@ri.ac.uk and your name and membership number will be validated. You will then be given a code which you will need to enter at the checkout when purchasing online

The semiotics of emoji by Marcel Danesi

'The semiotics of emoji' looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. What exactly is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known communications expert, explores questions such as: Are emoji making us dumber? Will people grow up emoji-literate as well as digitally native? And can emoji ultimately replace written language? 

Offer ends: 31 December 2017 

Terms and conditionsRi Members, Ri Young Members and Ri Patrons receive a 25% discount on the ‘The semiotics of emoji'. To redeem this offer please call +44 (0)20 7491 6588 or email membership@ri.ac.uk and your name and membership number will be validated. You will then be given a code which you will need to enter at the checkout when purchasing online

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