2017 Children's Christmas Lecture - Enlightening Science
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

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Come along for free, to this year's Children's Christmas Lecture hosted in partnership with the Children's University. 

For ages seven years old and up, let us enlighten you in the amazing science of light, colour and vision in the natural world. 

With talks from scientists from the University of Plymouth, City College STEM Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, this is a festive event not to miss! 

Refreshments are provided on arrival from 17:30, and there is the chance to get hands-on with some of our exhibits and chat to the scientists before the talks begin.


  • 17:30 - Arrive and get hands-on with some of our exhibits
  • 18:00 - Trick of the Eye: The science of light (Andy Robinson, STEM hub, City College Plymouth)
  • 18:20 - Cretaceous Colours: The real colour of dinosaurs (Dr Jodie Fisher, University of Plymouth)
  • 18:40 - Break
  • 18:50 - Out of the Darkness: The first eyes (Jan Freedman, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives)
  • 19:10 - Few Know about the Greatest Migration on Earth: Do you? (Giogio Dall'Olmo, Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Please note that this popular event is now fully booked but you can apply to register on the waiting list via the Eventbrite webpage*.

* Please note that registration is online through Eventbrite. Eventbrite is a third-party data capture tool which is not owned or managed by the University of Plymouth. Information about how your data is treated can be found on Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy webpage. If you wish to attend this event but do not wish to use Eventbrite to book your place, please contact jodie.fisher@plymouth.ac.uk.

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