Ri Patron events

These exciting events are open to Ri Patrons only. Read more about supporting the Ri through patronage.

  • Deepen your relationship with the Ri through patronage

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About Ri Patron events

Ri Patron events bring together leading thinkers from across the disciplines to explore a diverse range of cutting-edge topics in depth. From science and economics to maths and philosophy, you will hear from world-leading experts and get the chance to join a network of likeminded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere, to debate and discuss the latest discoveries, technologies and ideas.

Ri Patrons are a philanthropically motivated group of individuals who wish to engage more deeply with the big questions of science and society. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds including research, finance and policy and are invited to help shape the direction of their events through regular staff contact.


If you would like to find out more about these events or becoming an Ri Patron please contact Catriona Sinclair, Individual Giving Manager, at patrons@ri.ac.uk.

Upcoming events

2 November 2017

Unlikely partners in crime: Forensic science and technology

What can pollen and soil reveal about the scene and nature of a crime? Leading experts will discuss fascinating stories from the field and the science they call upon to solve the most challenging cases.

7 December 2017

Plan Z: Science for the end of the world

What role does science have to play in our ultimate contingency plans? Nick Goldman will reveal how the European Bioinformatics Institute is preparing for the future by storing information in DNA. Marie Haga, Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, will explain how the remote Svalbard Global Seed Bank is built to withstand the challenge of natural or man-made disasters.



Booking information

All events start at 7.00pm, unless otherwise stated, with a drinks reception. Please follow the link through to the event's page for additional timings.

To book your place at one of our Ri Patron events please email patrons@ri.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7670 2950