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Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture Series

Free tickets are now available to book for the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture Series, which will be streamed live at the University of South Wales.

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Free tickets are now available to book for the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture Series, which will be streamed live at the University of South Wales.

USW is one of 20 venues across the UK which will be streaming the lectures live from the RI in London. The lectures will also be broadcast on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year.

‘Secrets and lies: The Hidden Power of Maths’

In these lectures, mathematician and TV presenter Dr Hannah Fry will unmask the hidden numbers, rules and patterns that secretly influence our daily lives…in ways we could never imagine. She exposes how our gut instincts are often unreliable, while an unseen layer of maths drives everyday life in powerful and surprising ways. Life’s most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability. Big data dictates many of the hot new fashions we follow. Even our choice of what we watch on TV, or our choice of who we marry, is secretly influenced by computer algorithms. In a series of lectures packed with mind-boggling demos and live experiments, Hannah shows us how to decode life’s hidden numbers; to help us all make better choices, sort fact from fiction, and lead happier lives. But she also warns how our unwavering faith in figures can lead to disaster when we get the sums wrong.

Book your tickets (Please click on date hyperlinks):

*Schools can book as a group or parents can book individually*

Lecture One

Thursday 12 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Newport Campus

Lecture Two

Saturday 14 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Pontypridd Campus

Saturday 14 December 2019, 5pm – 7.45pm – Cardiff Campus

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