I’m a Scientist is back. The Royal Institution is proud to announce its second year of partnership with the online platform which connects students with scientists. The premise is an X Factor-style competition between the scientists where the students can ask anything they want and vote for their favourite scientist to win a grand prize of £500, enabling them to communicate their work to the general public.
This year, The Royal Institution has its own zone on the site covering the topics that arose in last year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES series, including evolution, genetics, anatomy, identity and more. Drawing on the insights of Professor Alice Roberts and Professor Aiofe McLysaght, the site gives students the opportunity to explore one of the most fundamental questions: Who am I? The I’m a Scientist team are working with the Royal Institution to extend the life of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and encourage an ongoing discussion about science and its place in our everyday lives.
The Royal Institution has always fostered curiosity in incredibly complex questions, debates, and issues from an early age and partnering with I’m a Scientist extends the curriculum outside of the school environment. We need to advocate science in the home so if you are a parent, teacher, sibling, or otherwise, encourage the younger generation to sign up, get involved, and ask away!
A group of experts, including Alice and Aoife, will be available online to answer questions about the Lectures and their themes from the broadcast of the first Lecture on Boxing Day (BBC4, 8.00pm). The platform runs until the end of January 2019 which means you'll need to get your questions in fast!
Click here to enter the zone.