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.

  • Deepen your relationship with the Ri through patronage

    Credit: John Angerson

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 speakers' drinks receptions after each event, and 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.

Contact

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

Tuesday 15 January

Mental Health in a Digital Age

In an increasingly technological world, how can we leverage digital platforms to improve mental healthcare? Join our expert panel for perspectives from the worlds of medicine, science and technology as we explore mental health in a digital age.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Tuesday 26 February

Future Money: The problem with cryptocurrencies

On 22nd May 2010, software developer Laszlo Hanyecz swapped 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, and the first documented purchase of real world goods with cryptocurrency was complete. Nine years on and numerous peaks and troughs later, our experts discuss what this means for the future of money.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Tuesday 19 March

The Human Martian

Join us as we explore humanity's first attempt to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. Experts from the worlds of exploration, science and law will guide us through how humans will live in a new era in which space exploration is no longer about the journey. From Space Medicine to Space Law, how will this new society function?

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Tuesday 16 April

Leonardo: The art and science of attribution

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, Martin Kemp and Larry Keith discuss the issues involved in establishing the authenticity of works of art. Combining expertise from the fields of Art History and Technical Studies, our panelists will explain the essential role of scientific analytical techniques, while revealing that there is much more to the process than science alone.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks