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.

Friday 07 September

Homo naledi: The hands that are rewriting human history?

Tracy Kivell and Chris Stringer introduce us to Homo naledi, the newest member of the hominid family who is changing our understanding of human evolution.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Tuesday 02 October

Private heritage tour of the Royal Institution

An exclusive tour of the Royal Institution for Ri Patrons, hosted by our Head of Collections, Professor Frank James.

When:

6.30pm to 8:00pm, Whole building

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Thursday 08 November

The evolution of truth

Is the era of post-truth politics an inevitable consequence of evolving the ability to deceive? Richard Byrne and Evan Davis will discuss how we got here and what we can do about it, in a whistle stop tour of the evolution of truth.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks