Win a Golden Ticket to the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Enter our fundraising competition between 1 and 29 November to win a pair of Golden Tickets for this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Golden Ticket Raffle

Enter our fundraising competition between 1 November and 29 November 2018 to win a pair of Golden Tickets to this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES!

The Royal Institution is offering a golden opportunity for six lucky individuals to win a pair of tickets to this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES, ‘Who am I?’, to be delivered by Prof Alice Roberts.

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES take place on 11, 13 (6pm start, doors open at 5pm) and 15 December (4pm start, doors open at 3pm) 2018.

For your chance to win enter here

The prizes

1st Prize

Win one of six pairs of Golden Tickets to one of this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES* for you and a guest of your choice**. Winners will also gain behind-the-scenes access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES with a tour and get to choose their own seats.***

2nd Prize

Win one of six pairs of tickets to attend an Ri Patrons present event and speaker's drinks reception, or a Family Fun Day in 2019.

3rd Prize

Win one of six pairs of tickets to attend one of our public events in 2019. Take your pick from events on everything from molecular biology to the infinite wonder of the cosmos.


* The live filmings will take place on 11, 13 and 15 December 2018.

** Children must be aged 11–17 on day of attendance. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

*** Adults take their seats in the gallery of the theatre.

How to enter

The 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES Golden Ticket Raffle runs until Thursday 29 November 2018. Each raffle ticket costs £10.

To enter please click here.

The Golden Ticket Raffle is open to all residents of Great Britain over the age of 18. Overseas, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man residents are unable to enter. You may enter the raffle a total of 20 times only.

This raffle competition is not sponsored, affiliated with or administered by Eventbrite and is registered with the City of Westminster.

The winners will be contacted on Friday 1 December 2018.

About this year's Lectures

You share 99.4% of your genes with your neighbour, 98.7% with a chimp, and even 44% with a fruit fly – yet you are also entirely unique – there is nobody else quite like you. In this year’s Christmas Lectures, Professor Alice Roberts takes us on a journey to answer this most fundamental question: Who Am I? From how our limbs evolved from fins to the colour of our eyes, Alice investigates our fascinating evolutionary story to reveal how we became who we are today.

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES take place on 11, 13 and 15 December 2018.

Terms and conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions before entering.

Why support us

This raffle is run in support of the charitable education work that the Ri undertakes all year-round.

Our vision is to inspire everyone to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives.

Building on our heritage, our mission is to create opportunities for everyone to discover, discuss and critically examine science and how it shapes the world around us.

All money raised from the CHRISTMAS LECTURES raffle will help fund our growing repertoire of events and activities, such as the immersive Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Masterclassespublic talks, the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre and of course, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

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