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  • Credit: Roma Agrawal, Bloomsbury
  • Credit: Kathryn Harkup, Bloomsbury
  • CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution

    Credit: Michael O'Mara Books, The Royal Institution

Built by Roma Agrawal

In 'Built', structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach hundreds of metres into the sky.

With colourful stories of her life-long fascination with buildings – and her own hand-drawn illustrations – Roma reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures.

Offer ends: 28 February 2018

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

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 Legacy of Frankenstein season 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.

CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution

13 Journeys through space and time: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

Started at the Ri in 1825 by Michael Faraday, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES have been broadcast on television since the 1960s and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. First devised to attract young people to the magic of science through spectacular demonstrations, they are now watched by millions of people around the world every year.

Drawing on the incredible archive here at the Ri, which is packed full of handwritten notebooks, photographs and transcripts, this book focuses on 13 of the most captivating 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. 

11 Explorations into life on Earth

11 Explorations into life on Earth turns our attention to our own planet and the animals, plants, fish, insects and all the other living things that inhabit it – how they've evolved and the vital roles they play in the intricate webs of life on earth.

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, 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 titles when buying them directly from the Royal Institution, just simply present your membership card at the front desk.

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