The latest news and updates from across the Royal Institution.
Ten previously unattributed notebooks in the Royal Institution’s archive have now been identified as written by the physicist John Tyndall (c1822–1893).
The 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES marks 80 years of television history since its first BBC broadcast on 22 December 1936, making it the world’s oldest televised science series.
Our exciting programme of events from January to April is now open for booking. Don't miss out!
Chris Rofe, Chief Executive of the Ri, steps down after eight years of success in expanding the charity’s global reach, building a loyal community of supporters and securing a strong financial position for future growth.
Her Majesty The Queen steps down as our Royal Patron after 64 years of dedicated service to the Royal Institution.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Royal Institution to work together in recognition of more than two centuries of shared heritage and a commitment to inspiring young people with the wonders and applications of science.
Thank you to our fantastic community of supporters for making 'Supercharged: Fuelling the future' possible.
Thanks to generous donations, the Royal Institution is able to offer an exciting opportunity for one child and their parent to come to the 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
The Royal Institution has launched a new podcast featuring thought-provoking lectures from the world’s sharpest minds.
The Royal Institution teams up with the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Dr Suzie Sheehy to explore the wide world of particle accelerators in a film series: 'Accelerators for humanity'.
Read the winning entries on ‘The next big thing in science’.
The Royal Institution and the Royal Academy of Engineering are taking the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on the road with the launch of a tour of 'How to hack your home'.
Saiful Islam will present the 2016 series marking 80 years of television history since its first BBC broadcast in 1936, making it the world’s oldest science series.
Every year the Ri awards £35,000 in STEM enrichment grants to disadvantaged UK schools
Our exciting programme of events from September to December is now open for booking. Don't miss out!
Our education partners at the University of Central Lancashire win the Best Community Engagement Campaign category at the Heist Awards for Education Marketing.
Visit the Royal Institution and L’Oréal stand at New Scientist Live this autumn at ExCel London to find out.
The Royal Institution’s collection of Michael Faraday’s laboratory notebooks have been inscribed on to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register.
A team from the L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre ran a series of workshops at the Butlins Astonishing Science Weekend in Bognor Regis.
Our diverse programme of events from May to August are now open for booking. Don't miss out!
A statement from Sir Richard Sykes FRS, Chairman of the Royal Institution regarding the charity’s financial position.
Bonnie Greer and Hugh Montgomery discuss how the concept of responsibility informs their work, and Ian McEwan examines the notion of self in the March Discourse.
This was just a seasonal ruse! Don't worry,
Professor Michael de Crespigny is not delivering lectures on ‘Decoding the stars: A new look on astrology’!
UK students have the chance to take part in a video call alongside US schools and pose their questions to Christmas Lecturer Kevin Fong and experts from NASA on the subject of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES:
'How to survive in space'.
Come and see the winning images from the 2015 Research as Art competition in this free exhibition in our Atrium.
Your chance to watch a space-walk LIVE from the Ri theatre as part of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES. Sign up for Monday 21 December now.
Public events from January to April are now available to explore and book - don't miss out!
Thank you to our fantastic community of supporters for making 'How to survive in space' possible.
The Ri Channel have launched their fourth advent calendar 'A Place Called Space' to tie in with this year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
The combined autobiographies of the Royal Institution's first director, Sir William Lawrence Bragg and his wife Alice Bragg are now available in a wonderful edition, entitled 'Crystal Clear' for Bragg's achievements in crystallography.
Thanks to generous donations the Royal Institution is able to offer exciting opportunities for two children and accompanying adults to attend the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
See the new exhibition by Odra Noel in our atrium from 26 October 2015.
A statement from Sir Richard Sykes FRS, Chairman of the Royal Institution, regarding the charity’s plans to remove its outstanding debt.
Space medicine expert and emergency doctor Kevin Fong, supported by the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS), will present the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES ‘How to survive in space’.
Public events from September to November are now available to explore and book
The Worshipful Company of Actuaries is to hold a practical workshop for mathematics teachers at the Ri at 5.30pm, 12 October 2015.
The Royal Institution awards Dr Gail Cardew a personal professorship in Science, Culture and Society to lead the institution’s charitable public engagement activities and champion its mission to encourage people to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science.
Summer 2015 sees a packed programme of events for teenagers at the Ri.
The Royal Institution launches a series of seasonal science videos that provide the blueprint for a scientifically perfect summer.
Young people across the North West of England will benefit from a groundbreaking new educational facility in Preston.
Public events from May to August are now available to explore and book
The children’s ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital was transformed into a fun laboratory during a visit by the Ri's ExpeRimental team.
Get hands-on in this eclectic night where you can explore and experiment to find out answers yourself. Don't let the kids have all the fun!
A new exhibition by Zsuzsanna Ardó hosted in our atrium drawing on an expedition to the high arctic.
A major collection of the Victorian natural philosopher’s personal and professional letters to be published for the first time by the international Tyndall Correspondence Project.
Did you miss out on our recent exhibition by Zsuzsanna Ardó? Check out this image gallery...
Staff and students from the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences are inviting young people to explore, question and learn about the latest developments in engineering as well as the ethical considerations for engineers.
A skyscraper is turned into a computer game, the BT Tower is adorned by lightbulbs and the Coventry House screen in Piccadilly is taken over by the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
Our second series of science films for parents launches today with the first of 10 exciting and simple chemistry activities to do at home.
Our programme of public events taking place from January to April 2015 is now ready to explore and enjoy.
Get deeper into science this half term at the Ri
Thank you to our fantastic community of supporters for making 'Sparks will fly: How to hack your home' possible.
The Ri Channel animation 'Celebrating Crystallography' has won a 2014 European Science TV and New Media Award.
Special guests from The Royal London Children's Hospital will see sparks fly in this year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
If you know someone who’s interested in how the world works and how to make it work better, inspire their love of science, mathematics or engineering with an Ri Gift Membership.
The Royal Institution collaborates with @RealScientists, a rotational Twitter account, to connect thousands of followers around the world with the world of engineering.
The Ri and the Clothworkers' Foundation are offering UK schools an exciting opportunity to host a show, talk, workshop, debate, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities.
We need YOU to help with the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES 'Sparks will fly: How to hack your home'
We’re delighted to share the happy news that Danielle will be welcoming a new addition to her family in 2015.
Are you a parent, grandparent, auntie or uncle living in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?
In autumn 2014 the Royal Institution will launch Ri Lates, an exciting new series of exciting adults-only evening events.
The Ri's ExpeRimental team visited The Royal London Children's Hospital in Whitechapel to run fun science workshops for young patients, their families and staff.
The Ri’s proposal to digitise our archive of CHRISTMAS LECTURES has been nominated for the EMC Heritage Trust Project 2014. Now we need your votes to help us make happen.
A new series of short films for parents explains how to do fun, easy and cheap science activities at home.
Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education, responds to the news that David Willetts has stepped down as the Minister of State for Universities and Science.
A major new partnership between the Royal Institution and Causeway Technologies Limited is set to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
Don't miss out! Many of our Ri Summer Schools have now sold out, so please book your places soon to enjoy a summer packed with hands-on science.
Thousands of young people across the North West will benefit from a groundbreaking new educational facility in Preston opening in October 2014.
Dr Diane Crann has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering's prestigious Rooke Award for excellence in public engagement.
The Royal Institution has signed up to the government's Your Life campaign launched today to encourage more girls and young women to be inspired by science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Young people in the North West can now look forward to exploring science and technology in a ground-breaking new facility, thanks to a partnership between the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the Ri.
The Royal Institution has teamed up with the exciting new magazine Science Uncovered to run an exclusive trial offer valid until 6 June 2014.
This year the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre is teaming up with Generating Genius for the first time to inspire promising sixth-formers to pursue a career in science.
A new robotics-themed Ri Masterclass is one of only 22 projects in the UK awarded an Ingenious grant by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The Ri's Director of Science and Education Gail Cardew responds to Ofqual's announcement that science practicals will no longer count towards A-level grades.
The Ri will join hundreds of museums and galleries across Europe for Twitter's first ever #MuseumWeek.
The Royal Institution is pleased to be hosting the Society of Biology's photo competition exhibition, as well as permanent exhibitions in the Faraday Museum
The Ri and the Royal Society of Chemistry are taking the 2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on the road with the launch of a national tour of 'The Modern Alchemist'.
Visit the Ri this February half-term for a series of fun and educational public events on science and maths.
A new three year partnership with the Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust will double the reach of our Mathematics Masterclasses for upper secondary school students in the capital.
This year we are partnering with Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 14 October to host a live event celebrating women in science.
The Ri will celebrate women in science with its first ever all women line-up for a year of Friday Evening Discourses.
Thank you to our fantastic community of supporters for making 'Life Fantastic' possible.
The Ri launches first ever e-book of original Davy Lamp manuscripts
The Ri has signed the AllTrials petition calling for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.
The Ri is delighted to relaunch its website with a brand new design and a wealth of new content.
The Causeway Foundation and the Ri will work together to support more children and young people from disadvantaged areas to participate in STEM activities.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Professor Brian Cox will reveal the secrets of our favourite Timelord in a BBC2 lecture filmed at the Royal Institution.
Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution (Ri), will join a new government roundtable set up to consider how to engage, encourage and support more female students to take up STEM subjects.
Dr Alison Woollard from the University of Oxford will present the demonstration packed, three-part series called Life Fantastic which will air on BBC Four this Christmas.
Prof Lord Robert Winston, Prof Christopher Bishop and Prof Julia Buckingham have all been successfully re-elected to the Board of Trustees.
One of Britain’s best-loved BBC presenters Simon Mayo will open the Royal Institution’s summer events programme on 18 May.
Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman of the Royal Institution announced last night that the Ri has received a £4.4 million donation.
An update on the Royal Institution’s financial situation and future plans.
Sir Richard Sykes, FRS, Chairman of the Royal Institution issued a statement to Members yesterday evening thanking them for their support and suggestions over the past week.
A statement from Sir Richard Sykes FRS, Chairman of the Royal Institution regarding the charity’s financial position.
Ri Members experience more! Receive free or discounted tickets, access unique events and connect with others...