Beyond the Lectures

Explore the CHRISTMAS LECTURES further with these exciting activities, great for both schools and families.

  • Chris Jackson, Christmas Lecturer 2020

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! is an online student-led STEM enrichment activity where students aged 10 to 18 can connect with people working in Earth sciences.

Funded by the Royal Institution, The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone (11th January - 5 February 2021) will focus on the themes of this year's Lectures.

For teachers:

Your class will go online to ask their questions to a range of oceanographers, microbiologists, material scientists and many others.

You'll need two lessons to run the activity with your class, and can book a live chat at a time that suits your class this January.

This was originally designed as an in-school activity, however as it's all online, it may well still work for you while teaching remotely. If it doesn't, then please do encourage your children to create a family account following the steps below.

Register at

For families:

Just create an account at and start asking questions when the zone goes live on 11 January.