Livestreaming the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

The filming of the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES will be livestreamed to 18 venues across the country.

  • red haired woman in blue blazes sitting in a theatre with pink seats

    Dr Hannah Fry

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson

About livestreaming

This December, we will be live streaming the filming of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES at scale throughout the UK for the very first time.

Following a successful pilot in a handful of venues last year, the 2019 Lectures will be shown at locations ranging from Thurso in Scotland, to Huddersfield in northern England, to Swansea in Wales.  

In the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, ‘Secrets and Lies: the hidden power of maths’, Hannah Fry will reveal a hidden layer of maths that now drives everyday life in powerful and surprising ways. Life’s most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability, big data dictates many of the trends we follow, and powerful algorithms secretly influence even our most important life choices.  

Filming of the 2019 Lectures will be live streamed from the Royal Institution’s iconic theatre on 12, 14 and 17 December, and broadcast on BBC Four at 8pm on 26, 27 and 28 December.  

The venues

Venue

Location

Lecture(s)

National Trust Woolsthorpe Manor

Grantham

Lecture 1

Imperial College, The Invention Rooms

London

Lecture 2

University of Central Lancashire

Preston

Lecture 1

Science and Industry Museum

Manchester

Lecture 3

Liverpool University

Liverpool

Lecture 1

Science Skills Academy

Fort William

Lecture 2

Science Skills Academy

Inverness

Lecture 1

Science Skills Academy

Thurso

Lecture 1

Techniquest

Cardiff

Lecture 1

University of South Wales

Cardiff

Lecture 2

University of South Wales

Newport

Lecture 1

University of South Wales

Pontypridd

Lecture 2

Science and Media Museum

Bradford

Lecture 1

The National Waterfront Museum (in association with Oriel Science, Swansea University)

Swansea

Lecture1

Birmingham University

Birmingham

Lecture 1

ThinkTank

Birmingham

Lecture 2

Leeds University

Leeds

Lecture 2

National Coal Mining Museum

Huddersfield

Lectures 1 & 2

All venues can also be found on the map below. The pins are colour coded to show which lecture the venue will be casting:

  • Blue - Lecture 1 
  • Green - Lecture 2
  • Purple - Lecture 3