Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Each year a renowned name in the world of education leads a series of televised lectures all around one topic.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2010 - now)
Schedule: Weekdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Variety
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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The Word

Episode 2017-12-28; Dec 28, 2017

One skill in particular seems to give humans an advantage over all other animals - our superior talent for language. We have the power to express exactly what's on our minds through speech and writing. This final lecture asks where our incredible lin

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2017-12-28: The WordDec 28, 2017
2017-12-27: Silent MessagesDec 27, 2017
2017-12-26: Say It With SoundDec 26, 2017
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