The Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer 2013 Alison Woollard


The Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES® series are entertaining and informative science events for young people, broadcast on BBC television. The CHRISTMAS LECTURES® theme  changes every year and are delivered by an expert in their field. This  years lectures will be presented by Alison Woollard, a developmental biologist working in the Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford who studies the development of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. She will present the demonstration packed, three-part series called Life Fantastic which will air on BBC Four 14, 17 and 19 December 2013.



The team at the Royal Institution are looking for scientists to answer questions online from the public and school students about developmental biology. We are teaming up with the award winning online science engagement event, I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here (IAS) to provide a moderated space for school students and the public to ask questions sparked by the broadcast. If you are interested there is more information here: or email if you have any questions.