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In his fourth lecture, Dr Hugh Montgomery explains how our bodies deliver all of that energy, all of a sudden.
In the last of his Christmas Lectures, Dr Hugh Montgomery reveals how our intrinsic survival kit – our genes – can also influence how well we fare when faced with life-threatening situations.
Join Marcus du Sautoy in an exploration of the mysterious primes, the atoms of mathematics.
Follow Marcus du Sautoy as he takes a tour through the mathematical and cultural world of shapes in 2, 3 and 4 dimensions, fractal geometry ad infinite length.
In his third Christmas Lecture, Marcus du Sautoy explores why certain games are won and lost on the first move and how lateral thinking can unlock the most fiendish brainteasers.
In his penultimate Christmas Lecture, Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates the clever ways people have hidden messages and how mathematicians turned from code breakers to code makers.
In his final Christmas Lecture, Marcus du Sautoy reveals why there is still a long way to go until mathematics can be used as the ultimate fortune teller.
In his final lecture John looks at past developments and trends to try to predict the future of food and food production.
This lecture explores the amazing ways in which your food can harm and even kill you.
In his first lecture, Sir John Krebs leads us on an exploration of what food has meant to humans throughout time.
In this lecture Sir John Krebs introduces us to the extraordinary complexity of our sense of taste, and how the role of smell is even more significant.
With the help of demonstrations, experiments, and some of the audience’s hair, this lecture shows that when we say ‘you are what you eat’, it’s really true.
What connects creating the perfect tasting ice cream with bringing people back to life after cryogenic freezing?
What connects the sticky plaster with replacing damaged parts of our bodies?
What connects the mobile phone in your pocket with the web of surveillance cameras that span the world?
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