Christmas Lectures

Christmas Lectures

One of the highlights of the RSE Schools Calendar is the annual Christmas Lecture. These exciting and educational lectures, featuring exceptional speakers, have taken place in locations throughout Scotland.

The 2015 Christmas Lecture 'Stampy's Christmas Cake Caper (An Adventure in YouTubing') was delivered by Joseph Garrett AKA Stampy Cat on St Andrews Day in the Caird Hall, Dundee. Stampy is one of the world’s most successful YouTube stars. His unique brand of Let’s Play videos based around popular games like Minecraft attract an audience of millions every day.At this unique event Stampy gave insights into how he creates his videos and what it takes to be a successful YouTuber all in the context of a brand new Minecraft adventure episode which was created live on the night. You can watch a video of the lecture here, and an interview with Stampy here

The 2014 Christmas Lecture entitled 'Meet the Frackers: A Geological Perspective on UK Shale Gas?' was  delivered by Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, at 7pm on Thursday 27 November at Hawick High School, Hawick. You can watch a video of the lecture here

The 2013 Christmas Lecture entitled 'Your Face and Your Identity'  was delivered by Professor Caroline Wilkinson FRSE, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee on Monday 9 December at St Matthews Academy in Saltcoats. A video recording of this lecture is available to view.

Previous speakers include: Olympic Gold Medalist Katherine Grainger CBE; the Scottish Historian Professor Sir Tom Devine FRSE; BBC World Affairs Correspondent, Allan Little, speaking about his experiences of reporting from conflict zones around the world; and Professor Sue Black FRSE, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology and star of BBC’s History Cold Case Series 1 & 2.

View the previous Christmas lectures or read past reports



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