Salford to deliver special Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on AI and you can be there

Categories: University Campus

We are delighted to announce that The University of Salford will be taking part in the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures extended programme, as part of a UK wide programme to bring the lectures to even more audiences.

Institutions around the UK have been designated as official livestream venues, giving audiences exclusive access into how they are filmed. The 2023 Christmas Lectures will be broadcast on BBC Four and iPlayer in late December. 

First broadcast in 1936, the Christmas Lectures is the oldest ever science television series. They have been broadcast every year since 1966 and have featured talks from world-famous scientists including Nobel Prize winners William and Lawrence Bragg and Sir David Attenborough.

The highly acclaimed series is an exciting way of presenting science to young people. This year’s theme will tackle the most important and rapidly evolving field of science today – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.

On Tuesday 12 December from 5pm, the University will host its own Royal Institution live stream from the Peel Campus, which will open with talks from Salford experts on how AI is shaping our future. The livestream switch over will begin at 6pm all across the country and will end at approximately 7.30pm. The event is completely free but tickets are limited, so register now to secure your place via Eventbrite.

Also, on Thursday 14 December, Salford’s Professor Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication and Future Media, is speaking at another Christmas Lecture at the York National STEM Learning Centre. In front of an audience of 11-17-year-olds Andy will be doing a deep dive into how AI is shaping the world of gaming, esports, and social media. We will also be engaging lots of young minds into the world of science on our very own stand before the lecture starts.

For all press office enquiries please email communications@salford.ac.uk.