Discounts on books for Ri Members

Offers on newly published and exciting works of literature, only for Ri Members and Ri Patrons

Making the Monster by Kathryn Harkup

Making the Monster by Kathryn Harkup book cover

The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part of our everyday culture, from cartoons to Hallowe'en costumes.

'Making the Monster' explores the scientific background behind Mary Shelley's book. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction? And how might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have gone about creating his monster?

The perfect accompaniment to The legacy of Frankenstein at the Ri.

Terms and conditions

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Ri Patrons receive a 25% discount on 'Making the Monster'.

To redeem this offer please call +44 (0)20 7491 6588 or email membership@ri.ac.uk and your name and membership number will be validated. You will then be given a code which you will need to enter at the checkout when purchasing online.

Catching Stardust by Natalie Starkey

Catching Stardust by Natalie Starkey

Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious – comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets.

'Catching Stardust' tells the story of these enigmatic celestial objects, revealing how scientists are using them to help understand a crucial time in our history – the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it.

Terms and conditions

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Ri Patrons receive a 25% discount on 'Catching Stardust'.

To redeem this offer please call +44 (0)20 7491 6588 or email membership@ri.ac.uk and your name and membership number will be validated. You will then be given a code which you will need to enter at the checkout when purchasing online.

Minibeasts with Jess French

Minibeasts with Jess French

Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? Willing to let the world's weirdest and most fascinating minibeasts join you on your sofa?

Then allow Jess French to lead you head first through the unbelievable world of invertebrates and explore their incredible adaptations, from dancing scorpions and blood-sucking moths to zombie spiders and slime-shooting worms.

Terms and conditions

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Ri Patrons receive a 25% discount on 'Minibeasts'.

To redeem this offer please call +44 (0)20 7491 6588 or email membership@ri.ac.uk and your name and membership number will be validated. You will then be given a code which you will need to enter at the checkout when purchasing online

CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution

Drawing on the incredible archive here at the Ri, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, '13 Journeys through space and time' by Colin Stuart tells of the most captivating CHRISTMAS LECTURES given at the Ri on space and time, taking a look at what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since. 

Taking eleven of the most exciting and revealing CHRISTMAS LECTURES on the natural world given at the Royal Institution, including Sir David Attenborough's animal-packed Lectures from 1977 and Richard Dawkins's explosive series on the evolution of life,  '11 Explorations into life on Earth' by Helen Scales takes an illuminating look at more than a hundred years of scientific exploration to discover the origins of life on our planet and the mysteries so far uncovered.

Ri Members, Ri Young Members and Patrons receive 30% off both CHRISTMAS LECTURES books when buying them directly from the Royal Institution. Simply present your membership card at the front desk.

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