" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

Download the Little Atoms 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 extended Christmas specials recorded backstage at "Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People", the "Variety version of the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures", at the Bloomsbury Theatre on 18th December 2008, 16th December 2009, 16th December 2010 and 18th & 19th December 2011. The nights were curated by comedian Robin Ince, and featured a huge roster of comedians, musicians, scientists and others in a festive celebration of science and rationalism.

2008 show interviews with Robin Ince, Darren Hayman, Christina Martin, Waen Shepherd, Simon Singh, Natalie Haynes, Chris Addison, Tim Minchin and Josie Long. Interviews by Neil Denny.

2008 recorded on 18th December 2008.

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2009 show interviews with Andrew Collins, Brian Cox, Alan Moore, Richard Herring, Chris Addison, Johnny Ball, Josie Long, Stewart Lee and Ben Goldacre. Interviews by Neil Denny & Rebecca Watson.

2009 show recorded on 16th December 2009.

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2010 show interviews with Isy Suttie, Jim al-Khalili, Richard Wiseman, Josie Long, Chris Addison, Helen Arney, Matt Parker, Ben Moor, Simon Singh and Stewart Lee. Interviews by Neil Denny and Guest host Helen Keen.

2010 show recorded on 16th December 2010.

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2011 show interviews with Robin Ince, Adam Rutherford, Matt Kirshen, Helen Keen, Simon Singh, Alex Bellos, Richard Vranch, Chris Addison, Aleks Krotoski, Dean Burnett, Andrea Sella, Neil Hannon and Mark Thomas. Interviews by Neil Denny with Padraig Reidy and Becky Hogge.

2011 show recorded on 18th & 19th December 2011.

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