On the 13th December 2016 I was given the privilege to attend a Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, alongside 4 other Unity College students.
As VIPs, we were given the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour. This enabled me to get up close to some fascinating archives from previous lectures, and Michael Faraday’s notebooks from the 1870′s. I even had the opportunity to hold a meteorite!
The Ri staff were welcoming and invited us to ask any questions. Professor Saiful Islam’s lecture on energy was lively and engaging. The audience participation played a huge part in the proceedings. There was certainly a lot of energy released by the audience!
I thank the Royal Institution for giving me this incredible learning experience. It has been an extremely enjoyable experience to create some personal memories that I truly will never forget!
I hope you will all watch the lecture, which will be broadcast on 27th December 2016 at 8pm on BBC4.
Thank you, Lucy Smith
Reuben Lawless, Elise Ridge, Jake O’Dowd, Sophie Ashworth & Lucy Smith