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.

Mass: what is stuff made of?

Posted by
Jim Baggott
Date posted
13.06.2017

Ahead of his talk, Jim Baggott delves into the nature of mass.

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How will Brexit affect science?

Posted by
Martin Davies
Date posted
18.05.2017

Leading researchers, thinkers and policymakers came together at the Ri earlier this month to discuss the implications of Brexit.

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Community fundraising for the Ri

Posted by
Catriona Sinclair
Date posted
25.04.2017

Ron Waller tells us why the Basingstoke Golf Club chose to support the Royal Institution as part of their annual community fundraising.

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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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