Ri Patron events

These exciting events are made possible through the support of our Ri Patron community. Ri Patrons enjoy access to additional content following these events.

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About 'Ri Patrons present'

'Ri Patrons present' events explore the intersection of science, culture, innovation and society with leading thinkers and decision makers. These events are supported by Ri Patrons, a group of philanthropically motivated individuals that help to ensure that people of all backgrounds can build a lifelong interaction with science.

As acknowledgement for their ongoing support, Ri Patrons have access to additional event content such as expanded Q&As, hands-on activities and demonstrations, and the opportunity to explore other cultural institutions in London with exclusive tours.


If you would like to find out more about these events or becoming an Ri Patron please contact us at patrons@ri.ac.uk.

Upcoming events

Thursday 18 January 2018

Decisions, decisions: The science of choice
7.00pm to 8.15pm with additional content for Ri Patrons following the talk

Decisions - we make thousands of them every day, but what does science have to say about them? Join a panel of psychologists and AI researchers as they explore modern decision making, from bias in hiring to risk and uncertainty.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Exploring the London Library: Exclusive tour for Ri Patrons
6.30pm to 8.00pm, The London Library, 14 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LG

Ri Patrons are invited to venture behind the doors of 14 St James’s Square for a glimpse into the collection of one of London’s literary gems. Join the Library’s Archive, Heritage and Development Librarian, Helen O’Neill, for an intimate tour and curated show and tell of some of the Library’s treasures.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Everything in motion: How our brains control our bodies
7.00pm to 8.15pm with additional content for Ri Patrons following the talk

As a neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert is fascinated by how the brain controls our every movement. Join Daniel as he discusses the real reasons for human brain evolution and the engineering approaches his team uses to understand even more about what's inside our heads.

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gravitational waves and beyond
7.30pm to 8.45pm with additional content for Ri Patrons following the talk

Join us in conversation with Scotland's Chief Scientific Advisor. Sheila Rowan was a major contributor to one of this century's most significant breakthroughs and will share insight into her team's cutting-edge work on gravitational waves.