Schlumberger Sponsors Science Lectures at The Royal Institution

Date: 01/09/2018

Inspiring children with live science events

Schlumberger recently sponsored a series of live science events which provide young, aspiring mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists with the opportunity to experiment in a research laboratory, as well as meet leading scientists from around the world.

The series was started by Michael Faraday in 1825—who presented in the very same lecture theatre—and is broadcast from The Royal Institution (RI) on national television in the UK and via the web. The theme changes every year, and each lecture is delivered by an expert in their field.

Simon Bittleston, VP Research, Schlumberger, says, “The RI ‘Christmas Lectures’ have inspired generations of children at precisely the right moment in their lives. I avidly watched the lectures when I was young; many scientists have told me that the lectures were pivotal in the direction they chose.

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Professor Sophie Scott, helping the audience to unravel
the fundamentals of human and animal communication in The Language of Life.

“Schlumberger understands the importance of encouraging and supporting people of all ages in science education and it’s these kinds of events that help to do this and inspire another generation.”

The lecture series is available on the RI website from the end of January 2018:

Photos credit: Paul Wilkinson Photography

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