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Royal Institution Christmas Lecture live screening

Join us for an exclusive live screening of one of the Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures, written and presented by mathematician and TV and radio personality Dr Hannah Fry.

In this year's series, entitled Secrets and lies: the hidden power of maths, Dr Fry will reveal the ways in which maths, rules and patterns influence our daily lives in ways we could never imagine. The lectures will explore how life's most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability, how big data dictates many of the trends we follow, and how powerful algorithms secretly influence our life choices, from what we watch on TV to who we marry.

On Tuesday 17 December, you can watch the third and final lecture in this year's series streamed live from the Ri while it is being recorded for broadcast.

In this lecture, Hannah will look at why maths can fail and asks what the limits of maths are. Are there problems maths can't or shouldn't solve? And in an age where 'fake news' abounds and statistics can be twisted to prove anything, should we always trust in numbers?

The Science and Industry Museum will be the only venue to be screening the third lecture, so book tickets now to see it before it hits your TV screens later in the year.

School groups

School groups are welcome to join us for this special event. To book tickets as part of a school visit, please email