Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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Join TechFest for an incredible journey this December! Techfest have partnered with the University of Aberdeen to bring you the livestream of this year's Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution.

Running for almost 200 years, the Christmas Lectures were started by Michael Faraday to inspire and engage young people with science, and this year Professor Mike Wooldridge will be exploring the truth behind Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most rapidly evolving field of science.

We recommend this event for young people aged 11 upwards, but people of all ages can come and watch the magic of the Lectures unfold in real time as they’re filmed in front of an audience in the Ri’s Theatre in London. They’ll have the chance to get involved with hands-on activities, and be the first to learn the truth about AI.

There will be three lectures shown on the following dates - 

  • 12th December
  • 14th December
  • 16th December

Throughout the three Lectures, Mike will explore the big questions facing AI research and unravel the myths about how this ground-breaking technology really works. How can a machine be taught to play a game or translate from one language to another? He will show how computer programmes inspired by the human brain can be taught and even teach themselves.

Running Order

  • 5.15pm - Doors open, drop-in activities and refreshments will be availbale 
  • 6.00pm - Screening begins
  • 7.30pm - Screening ends

For more information about the lectures and to book your place please visit the TechFest webpage here.

Professor Mike Wooldridge
King's Conference Centre