Ri events

Find out more about our exciting events programmes with contributions from well-known speakers, audience perspectives and extra content on past and upcoming events.

Drawing conclusions

Posted by
Jess Wade
Date posted
23.11.2016

Jess Wade tells us the story of how she came into science, and what led her to share her science through her other passion: art

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Highlights of 2015

Posted by
Gail Cardew
Date posted
19.01.2016
Kevin Fong presenting the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Our Professor of Science, Culture and Society Gail Cardew fills us in on her personal highlights of last year.

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Biogenetics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Computing – a convergence whose time has come

Posted by
Michael Brooks
Date posted
29.01.2015
Dan Dennett

Michael Brooks looks at the coming together of cognitive neuroscience and computing

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John Tyndall resurrected

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
21.01.2015

In the lead up to the launch of the first volume of Tyndall's correspondence, Ri historian Roland Jackson asks how many people really appreciate John Tyndall’s significance?

Join us on Wednesday 4 March 2015 for a series of expert talks on Tyndall’s early life, his relationship with the Ri and the future of collaborative humanities research.

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A fortnight at the Royal Institution

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
27.10.2014

CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant and PhD student Michelle Reeve talks about the first fortnight of her BBSRC professional internship at the Royal Insitution

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A mystery Darwin couldn’t solve

Posted by
Andreas Wagner
Date posted
22.10.2014
Charles Darwin

The biggest mystery about evolution eluded his theory – how the human race is able to innovate and improve.

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Memories of the Ri and Sir Lawrence Bragg

Posted by
Michael Wells
Date posted
09.10.2014

Michael Wells, father of Dr Pippa Wells from CERN who gave a Friday Evening Discourse on 26 September 2014, reflects on his own experience with the Ri 50 years ago.

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Unsung heroes of the Great War

Posted by
Dr Emily Mayhew
Date posted
19.09.2014

Ahead of our event about the Great War, 'From cowardice to shellshock', Emily Mayhew highlights the vital but often overlooked role of stretcher bearers.

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Return to the home of the blizzard

Posted by
Chris Turney
Date posted
09.07.2014

Chris Turney describes his Antarctic expedition following in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson. Join us on Thursday 17 July to find out more.

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How Not to Be Wrong

Posted by
Jordan Ellenberg
Date posted
03.06.2014
WWII Plane

Ahead of his #RiChat, Jordan Ellenberg tells us why maths is a powerful tool in everyday life

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