The University of Plymouth is one of the livestream venues for this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Running for almost 200 years, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES were started by Michael Faraday in 1825 to inspire and engage young people with science, and this year Mike Wooldridge, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Oxford, will be exploring the truth behind Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most rapidly evolving field of science.
These events are perfect for children (aged 11–17) and their families who can come and watch the magic of the Lectures unfold in real time as they are filmed in front of an audience in the RI’s theatre in London. It is these live events which are then edited to form the television programmes broadcast on BBC4 between Christmas and New Year. Participants at the livestreaming will have the chance to get involved with hands-on activities, and be the first to learn the truth about AI.
How to apply for places at the livestreaming events at the University of Plymouth
The filming of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES is spread over three evenings: 12th, 14th and 16th December.
You can apply for places at one of the events. There is no charge for the event.
Timing: The event will start at 17:30 and the finish will be between 19:30 and 20:00 (it depends on how long any breaks in filming will be).
Location: University of Plymouth main campus (PL4 8AA) – the exact location will be given nearer the time.
The event is suitable for children aged 11–17 and all children need to be accompanied by an adult.
All adults need to be accompanied by children aged 11–17.
To enable as many young people to attend as possible, only one adult per family group please.