Find out everything you need to know about attending and watching the 2022 Lectures.

Sue Black, a white woman, is in a lab with a microscope, she's looking at the camera
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When were the three 2022 CHRISTMAS LECTURES programmes?

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES were on BBC Four at 8pm, on the 26th Dec, 27th Dec and 28th Dec. 

Where can I watch the 2022 CHRISTMAS LECTURES? 

You can watch them on BBC iPlayer here. In early 2022 we will also add them to our website so people outside the UK can watch them.

What age range are the CHRISTMAS LECTURES suitable for?

The subject matter of this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES series is forensic science. Professor Black will draw on case studies from her long experience investigating crime and working in war zones and areas impacted by natural disasters. While such subjects can be challenging, they will be addressed in a sensitive and appropriate manner for a young audience of 11-17 year olds.

However, all audience members and their parents should consider whether such content is appropriate for their own individual circumstances.

When were the CHRISTMAS LECTURES filmed?

  • Tuesday, 13 December 2022
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022
  • Saturday, 17 December 2022

How can I watch past CHRISTMAS LECTURES?

You can watch our archive of Christmas lectures here on our website.

What is the history of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES?

Michael Faraday started the CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Ri in 1825, to engage and educate young people about science. The Ri have hosted the lectures every year since, stopping only for World War II. Read more about the history of the lectures.

How do I get tickets for next year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES?

Tickets for the Christmas lectures are allocated by ballot to Ri Members. If you'd like to enter for next year's ballot, you need to become a Member which you can do here.

The ballot is open to all Ri Members, Ri Young Members  and Ri Patrons, as well as Ri Corporate Members and Partners.

All Ri Members and Patrons are eligible for one entry per membership. Your membership must be valid at the time you enter the ballot.