Monday, 28 December 2015

Christmas Lectures - Life in Space

If you were as inspired as we were watching Tim Peake's recent blast off into space, then the Royal Institution's annual Christmas lectures, "How to Survive in Space" are definitely recommended viewing. Always excellent, this year's lectures will be broadcast on BBC 4 at 8.00pm tonight, tomorrow and on Wednesday.

"Throughout the three-part series, Kevin Fong will be accompanied by special guest appearances from ISS astronauts who will reveal what daily life is like 400 kilometres above the Earth, demonstrate the technology and techniques that help them stay safe and healthy, and explain the scientific experiments they are part of that are helping to stretch the limits of our understanding of human physiology and survival in a way that no experiment back on Earth could."

Favourite Children's Books

My third son is currently enjoying reading David Walliams' books, and we enjoyed watching his countdown of 50 favourite children's books on Channel 4 this Boxing Day. You can read the full list of 100 favourite children's books, compiled by The Sunday Times and based on 20 years of reviewing children's books, here. Can you guess the top five? What would be on your list?