Ri Short courses

Explore subjects in depth with world-class researchers at the Ri.

  • Credit: Royal Institution


Aimed at anyone who would like to explore a subject in more depth than a one-off talk, but not as formal as a university course, the Ri's science short courses promise to provide you with access to world-class researchers in a social atmosphere to explore some of the most fascinating topics in science.

Each course typically lasts for six, 90 minute sessions, with refreshments provided. Courses are primarily for interest and there is no formal examination at their conclusion.

The courses cost £225 (£190 members) for a six session course, or less for shorter courses.

Upcoming courses

Upcoming Short Courses will be listed on the What's On calendar when they become available. 

We currently have two courses available. 

An introduction to cosmology (short course) Prof Malcolm Fairbairn presents a repeat of his short course introducing the amazing world of cosmology. SOLD OUT

An introduction to quantum theory Dr James Millen returns to present a six part introduction to the world of quantum theory.

Become a member

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

Join todayGo