Royal Institute Christmas Lectures 2006
A Christmas Tradition for many Years
For only the second time since the Christmas Lectures began in the mid 1820s, initiated by Michael Faraday, the lectures will not be held at the Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution. Instead, due to major refurbishment work the lectures will be held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) just as they were in 1929 when they were known as the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
Professor Marcus du Sautoy
Professor Marcus du Sautoy will present this year's lectures. Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and will focus his lectures on his passion for numbers.
- The Curious Incident of the Never Ending Number
- The Story of the Elusive Shapes
- The Secret of the Winning Streak
- The Case of the Uncrackable Code
- The Quest to Predict the Future
The 2006 Lectures were broadcast in the UK by the Channel Five Television Company bringing the unique nature of the lectures and their intellectually challenging scientific experimental style to millions of viewers, young and old. The first lecture was given by Michael Faraday in 1826 although, obviously, was not televised until much later.