Professor Jonathan Van-Tam uncovers what drives a virus to world domination.
Over three lectures joined by airborne infection expert Professor Catherine Noakes, mathematician Professor Julia Gog, vaccine scientist Professor Teresa Lambe and microbiologist Professor Sharon Peacock. Also joining the team immunologist Professor Katie Ewer and virologist Professor Ravi Gupta.
The Christmas Lectures are the most prestigious event in the Royal Institution calendar, dating from 1825 when Michael faraday founded the series. They are the world’s longest running science television series, and always promise to inspire and amaze each year through explosive demonstrations and interactive experiments with the live theatre audience.