This year’s Royal Institution Christmas lectures will be given by Dr Mark Miodownik. The overall theme is “Size Matters” and the lecture titles are:
Lecture 1: Why elephants can’t dance. (To be broadcast on BBC4, 28th December, 8pm).
Lecture 2: Why chocolate melts and jet planes don’t. (BBC4, 29th December, 8pm).
Lecture 3: Why mountains are so small. (BBC4, 30th December, 8pm).
(The number of lectures has been reduced from five to three this year, possibly due to the financial situation at the Royal Institution.)