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Royal Institution Christmas Lecture live screening

Join us for an exclusive live screening of one of the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures, written and presented by mathematician and TV and radio personality Dr Hannah Fry.

In this year’s series, entitled Secrets and lies: the hidden power of maths, Dr Fry will reveal the ways in which maths, rules and patterns influence our daily lives. The lectures will explore how miracles can be understood with probability, how big data dictates the trends we follow, and how algorithms secretly influence our life choices.

We’re giving you a special chance to see the first lecture in the series, streamed live from the Ri. In this lecture, Hannah will seek to find the luckiest member of the audience. Do the biggest events in your life rely on luck, or does probability allow us to understand and predict complex systems?

There will be family activities before the screening from 17.00, followed by the live broadcast at 18.00. Your ticket includes a mince pie and hot chocolate!

School groups

School groups are welcome to join us for this special event. To book tickets as part of a school visit, please email