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I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here

Richard took part in online discussions on genetics with school children based around 2018 Royal Institution Christmas lectures, focussed on ethics and genetics

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here

1st January 2019

Information on the 2018 Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures from their website:


In 2018 biological anthropologist, author and TV presenter Alice Roberts, and genetics expert Aoife McLysaght, brought our evolutionary story to life, taking viewers on an immersive voyage through our shared evolutionary past and asking challenging ethical questions about what the future holds.

This was the story of us – our past and our future – in all its deep-rooted, diverse, and surprising glory.

Some of the issues in the lectures around Nature, Nurture and Identity were explored further in our Unisex Toilets Debate Kit.

The Lectures were supported by LRF, Genetics Society, UKRI, Schlumberger, and BGI.


I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here. (2019). Discussions on genetics with school children based around 2018 Royal Institution Christmas lectures. [online] January.