“CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2019: Secrets and lies.” Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry presents the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES – Secrets and lies: The hidden power of maths. Broadcast on BBC 4 at 8pm on 26, 27 and 28 December.
I used to believe this was the greatest series for kids, but then the Royal Institute fell into internal troubles*, became a private reserve of wealth and power, not necessarily science, then so many people wanted a piece of the pie, no body wanted the pie anymore. But, things change of course. I am speaking in general, not to the excellent science of this specific series on SECRETS AND LIES, conducted by Dr. Hannah Fry.
As a result, not wanting to step on toes, I will only offer here the public links to LAST CHRISTMAS’ 2018 LECTURES… YAY! => Who Am I?
“Royal Institution: ‘Nobody cares about your stupid history!’
“The Royal Institution’s supporters are fighting to hold on to its historic home in Mayfair, but why are so few of them talking about the future?
“I’ve visited the Royal Institution’s Albemarle Street home on a handful of occasions in the past few years. It’s a nice enough building, in a posh bit of Mayfair. It has a museum that’s apparently only open during office hours, and a bar where a round of drinks costs about as much as third world debt. It was the victim of a £22m renovation attempt under the leadership of former director (and current author of speculative fiction) Susan Greenfield, who attempted to turn the venerable old lump of bricks into one of those big corporate “event spaces” so absent in London. That master plan left the Ri £7m in debt, and now they face selling the building where “10 chemical elements were discovered and where Michael Faraday first demonstrated the power of electricity…”