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Hannah Fry, 2019 Christmas Lecturer | Credit: Paul Wilkinson

Dr Hannah Fry presents the Royal Institution’s 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES – Secrets and lies: The hidden power of maths.

On this site, a group of experts are online to answer your questions about the Lectures and their mathematical themes.

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Students get to connect with experts using maths at the heart of their work in a range of careers, including engineering, science and technology.

Viewers and members of the public can also send in their questions using the ASK page.

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone is open from the broadcast of the first Lecture on Boxing Day (BBC4, 8pm) to the end of January 2020.

I’m a Mathematician is an exciting opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of maths, and explore how it is applied in the world around them.

This zone covers the topics brought up in the Lectures: probability, algorithms, big data and statistics, and how maths governs our world today.

Take part as a mathematician or Lecture contributor.

Begun by Michael Faraday in 1825, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES are now broadcast on UK television every December and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations.

The I’m a Mathematician team are working with the Royal Institution to extend the CHRISTMAS LECTURES discussion; giving school students and the public the opportunity to ask questions inspired by the Lectures to mathematicians and Lecture contributors.