RI Christmas Lectures 2012

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Lecture 1 - Air: The Elixir of Life

In his first Christmas Lecture, Dr Peter Wothers explores what the alchemists knew about the air we breathe and reveals how our modern knowledge of these elements can be used to control fire, defy gravity and harness the power of a lightning storm.

 

Peter is joined by the cast of the musical Loserville and is be helped in his exploration of the 118 modern elements by a periodic table made from audience members at the Royal Institution.



Lecture 1 - Air: The Elixir of Life In his first Christmas Lecture, Dr Peter Wothers explores what the alchemists knew about the air we breathe.

Lecture 2 - Water: The Fountain of Youth Can water really be magical?

Lecture 3 - Earth: The Philosopher’s Stone In his final Christmas Lecture, Dr Peter Wothers explores the elements within the earth.

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