Ask engineers about Sparks will fly: how to hack your home

We're giving you the chance to ask your questions online about the engineering behind the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Prof Danielle George, our 2014 Christmas lecturer
Paul Wilkinson

How to get involved


Teachers, you can sign up here at You’ll then get a username and password for the site, where you can book live chats and register your students.

General public

During and after the lectures are broadcast, anyone can ask their question about Sparks will fly, at There is no need to pre-register or log in to ask a question. 

About I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!

Every year millions of people watch the CHRISTMAS LECTURES. This year’s Sparks will fly theme will raise many more questions beyond the lecture titles: The lightbulb moment, Making contact, A new revolution

We are teaming up with the fantastic I’m a Engineer, Get me out of here organisation to give everyone all over the world the opportunity to have their 'Sparks will fly' CHRISTMAS LECTURES questions answered online by a team of engineers, hackers and inventors in their interactive forum.

The site is now open for questions and will run throughout January 2015. Everyone can ask questions, and teachers can book their classes into half hour Live Chats with the engineers.