CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Professor Dame Sue Black will reveal the secrets of forensic science in the 2022 CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution, to be broadcast on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year.

Sue Black, a white woman with curly hair, stands in front of the Ri Theatre
Image credit: Paul Wilkinson

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES are the world's leading science lectures for young people and have been inspiring children and adults alike since 1825. In our 2022 lecture, Professor Dame Sue Black will reveal the secrets of forensic science.

Initiated by Michael Faraday when organised education for children was scarce, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES established an exciting new way of presenting science to young people.

The Lectures have continued annually since 1825, stopping only during World War II. World-famous scientists have given the Lectures, including Nobel Prize winners William and Lawrence Bragg, Sir David Attenborough, Carl Sagan and Dame Nancy Rothwell.

First broadcast in 1936, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES is the oldest science television series. They have been broadcast every year since 1966 on the BBC and in later years on Channel Five, Channel Four and more4. In 2010, the Lectures returned to BBC Four.

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Professor Dame Sue Black will reveal the secrets of forensic science in the 2022 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

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the Royal Institution theatre during the filming of the 2015 Christmas Lectures with Kevin Fong
the Royal Institution theatre during the filming of the 2015 Christmas Lectures with Kevin Fong