RI EventsTue, 18 Dec 2018 23:27:08 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:27:08 +0000 Explore a huge range of activities at the Ri, including talks, workshops and events for schools. "http://www.rigb.org/ Wednesday 19 December - LYSC Holiday Workshop: Extract your own DNA (age 7–9) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-extract-your-own-dna-age-7-9 Royal Institition 11.00am to 1.00pm
L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre
In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students learn about DNA and enzymes, and make their own DNA necklace.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-extract-your-own-dna-age-7-9
Wednesday 19 December - LYSC Holiday Workshop: Extract your own DNA (age 10–12) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-extract-your-own-dna-age-1012 Royal Institition 2.00pm to 4.00pm
L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre
In this workshop for 10–12 year olds students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:51:46 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-extract-your-own-dna-age-1012
Wednesday 19 December - The WiFi Wars Royal Institution Christmas Bash - EXTRA DATE! http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/public-the-wifi-wars-royal-institution-christmas Royal Institition 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The Theatre
Following their regular residency and three annual lectures in the Royal Institution theatre, Steve McNeil and Rob Sedgebeer from WiFi Wars return for a very special festive spectacular where the whole audience will get to play on their World Record-breaking gaming technology! ]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:29:48 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/public-the-wifi-wars-royal-institution-christmas
Thursday 20 December - LYSC Holiday Workshop: Forensics (age 13–15) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-forensics-age-13-15 Royal Institition 11.00am to 3.00pm
L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre
In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:51:53 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/lysc-hw-forensics-age-13-15
Thursday 20 December - The WiFi Wars Royal Institution Christmas Bash http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/public-the-wifi-wars-royal-institution-christmas1 Royal Institition 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The Theatre
Following their regular residency and three annual lectures in the Royal Institution theatre, Steve McNeil and Rob Sedgebeer from WiFi Wars return for a very special festive spectacular where the whole audience will get to play on their World Record-breaking gaming technology! ]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:15:42 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/december/public-the-wifi-wars-royal-institution-christmas1
Friday 11 January - The science of dieting and obesity http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-gene-eating-ending-the-diet-of-pseudo-science Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join Giles Yeo as he discusses the science behind dieting. ]]>
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:28:53 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-gene-eating-ending-the-diet-of-pseudo-science
Tuesday 15 January - Mental Health in a Digital Age http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/patrons-present-mental-health-in-a-digital-age Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Theatre
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.]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:15:50 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/patrons-present-mental-health-in-a-digital-age
Thursday 17 January - Virtue and violence in human evolution http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-the-goodness-paradox Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Professor Richard Wrangham advances a provocative new theory of what makes human civilisation special: the nature of our violence.]]>
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:29:45 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-the-goodness-paradox
Friday 18 January - Delightful and dangerous liquids http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-liquid-delightful-and-dangerous-substances Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join Mark Miodownik as he explores the liquids that can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination. ]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:47:18 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-liquid-delightful-and-dangerous-substances
Saturday 19 January - Fire and explosions: from coal gas to the cosmos http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/family-fire-and-explosions-from-coal-gas-to-the-cosmos Royal Institition 6.00pm to 7.15pm
The Theatre
Fire and explosion scientist Claire Benson takes us on a tour of fiery science in the Victorian Era ]]>
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:18:17 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/family-fire-and-explosions-from-coal-gas-to-the-cosmos
Monday 21 January - Medical cannabis http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-medical-cannabis Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join a panel experts as they discuss the ongoing arguments for legal use of medical cannabis. ]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:02 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-medical-cannabis
Tuesday 22 January - An introduction to cosmology (short course) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-an-introduction-to-cosmology-2019 Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm each session

Prof Malcolm Fairbairn presents a repeat of his short course introducing the amazing world of cosmology.]]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:34:45 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-an-introduction-to-cosmology-2019
Wednesday 23 January - Our universe and how it works http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-our-universe Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Jo Dunkley will trace the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, past the birth of the Sun and our planets, to today and beyond.]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:24:24 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-our-universe
Friday 25 January - Making a material difference to green energy - batteries included (Discourse) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-making-a-material-difference-to-green-energy--batteries-included-discours Royal Institition 7.20pm to 8.45pm
The Theatre
Join 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES presenter Saiful Islam as he explores the huge challenge of sustainable energy. ]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:48:51 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-making-a-material-difference-to-green-energy--batteries-included-discours
Wednesday 30 January - How the Earth drives our evolution http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-origins-how-the-earth-made-us Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Lewis Dartnell will investigate how features of our planet drove our evolution, have influenced civilisations over millennia, and shapes politics even today.]]>
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:39:12 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/january/public-origins-how-the-earth-made-us
Tuesday 05 February - What is life? http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-what-is-life Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join Paul Davies as he lays out the foundations on how we can discover what life really is. ]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:50:25 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-what-is-life
Monday 11 February - Rising sea level: The crisis on our doorstep http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-rising-sea-level Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join oceanographer and author John Englander who will highlight some surprising scientific aspects of sea level rise.]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:08:23 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-rising-sea-level
Tuesday 12 February - Why space itself is quantum in nature http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-quantum-space Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join Jim Baggott as he explores Loop Quantum Gravity.]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:51:12 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-quantum-space
Thursday 14 February - What is love? http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-what-is-love Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Fancy a Valentine's day with a twist? Join us as we explore personal stories of love and the future of sexual companion robots. ]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:21:02 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-what-is-love
Friday 15 February - Colliding worlds: particle physics to the rescue http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/family-colliding-worlds Royal Institition 6.00pm to 7.15pm
The Theatre
Explore the exciting world of particle accelerators with Suzie Sheehy]]>
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:08:38 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/family-colliding-worlds
Friday 22 February - Identity, anatomy and the forensic conundrum (Discourse) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-identity-anatomy-forensics Royal Institition 7.20pm to 8.45pm
The Theatre
Join forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic Dame Sue M Black identity through forensic investigation. ]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:21:34 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-identity-anatomy-forensics
Saturday 23 February - Family Fun Day: Who am I? http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-family-fun-day-who-am-i Royal Institition Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Get hands-on with the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at this season’s Family Fun Day. Drop in for an action-packed day of talks, demonstrations, experiments and more!]]>
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:27:36 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/public-family-fun-day-who-am-i
Tuesday 26 February - Future Money: The problem with cryptocurrencies http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/patrons-present-the-future-of-money Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Theatre
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.]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:22:22 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/february/patrons-present-the-future-of-money
Friday 01 March - Humble Pi: when maths goes wrong http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/family-humble-pi-when-maths-goes-wrong Royal Institition 6.00pm to 7.15pm
The Theatre
Stand-up mathematician takes us on a humorous tour through what happens when maths goes wrong]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:53:31 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/family-humble-pi-when-maths-goes-wrong
Monday 04 March - An introduction to quantum theory (short course) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-an-introduction-to-quantum-theory-2019 Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm weekly

Dr James Millen returns to present a six part introduction to the world of quantum theory]]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:40:39 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-an-introduction-to-quantum-theory-2019
Wednesday 06 March - The hunt for new elements: then and now http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-hunt-for-new-elements-then-and-now Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join experts as they explore the past and present of element hunting. ]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:21:53 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-hunt-for-new-elements-then-and-now
Thursday 07 March - The next Super-Collider http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-next-super-collider Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join our panel of physicists and engineers from CERN as they announce plans for the next gigantic particle collider.]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:54:44 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-next-super-collider
Friday 08 March - The Genetics Society Mendel's Day lecture http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-mendels-day-2019 Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Join us at the Genetics Society's Mendel Lecture to hear about the life and work of Mary-Claire King.]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:06:51 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-mendels-day-2019
Tuesday 12 March - The battery – inside out http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-battery-inside-out Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
What is a battery? How were they invented? Found out everything you ever wanted to know about portable power in this event supported by the Faraday Institution.]]>
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:17:36 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-the-battery-inside-out
Tuesday 19 March - The Human Martian http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/patrons-present-the-human-martian Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Theatre
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?]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:07:36 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/patrons-present-the-human-martian
Wednesday 20 March - Animal CSI: Predator http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-animal-csi-predator Royal Institition 6:00pm to 10.00pm
The Theatre
Dive into the world of veterinary pathology with a live-streamed dissection from the Royal Veterinary College's laboratory.]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:27:26 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-animal-csi-predator
Friday 22 March - WiFi Wars Debug X http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-wifi-wars-x Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Conversation room
Future-tech video gaming comedy show WiFi Wars returns to the Ri for another fun development night where they test out their newest toys and technology.]]>
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:55:09 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-wifi-wars-x
Monday 25 March - Chasing the sun http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-chasing-the-sun Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Linda Geddes will discuss the science of sunlight and how you can exploit your relationship with light and darkness to improve your health, sleep and productivity. ]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:40:57 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-chasing-the-sun
Friday 29 March - How your brain maps the world (Discourse) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-how-your-brain-maps-the-world Royal Institition 7.20pm to 8.45pm
The Theatre
Join John O'Keefe, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014, for the March Discourse. ]]>
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:38:05 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/march/public-how-your-brain-maps-the-world
Tuesday 02 April - Gold: Unreactive and underrated http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-gold-unreactive-and-underrated Royal Institition 7.30pm to 8.45pm
The Theatre
Explore the economic and scientific relevance of Gold as part of the international year of the periodic table. ]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:15:09 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-gold-unreactive-and-underrated
Friday 05 April - Antarctica’s cryptic clues http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-antarcticas-cryptic-clues Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Conversation room
Oceanographer Lavenia Ratnarajah will discuss her Antarctic expeditions and the cryptic clues left behind from small microscopic plants to large baleen whales. ]]>
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:24:01 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-antarcticas-cryptic-clues
Saturday 06 April - The kitchen science cookbook http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-the-kitchen-science-cookbook Royal Institition 2.00pm to 3.15pm
The Theatre
Michelle Dickinson takes us on action-packed kitchen adventure with catapults, explosions, eruptions and more]]>
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:10:47 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-the-kitchen-science-cookbook
Sunday 14 April - Braving the elements (matinee) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-1 Royal Institition 2.00pm to 3.15pm
The Theatre
2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table]]>
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:40:10 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-1
Sunday 14 April - Braving the elements (evening) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-2 Royal Institition 6.00pm to 7.15pm
The Theatre
2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table]]>
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:14:36 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-2
Monday 15 April - Braving the elements (matinee) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-3 Royal Institition 2.00pm to 3.15pm
The Theatre
2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table]]>
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:17:24 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/family-braving-the-elements-3
Tuesday 16 April - Leonardo: The art and science of attribution http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/patrons-present-leonardo Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Theatre
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. ]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:25:34 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/patrons-present-leonardo
Wednesday 17 April - Unnatural history museums http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-the-unnatural-nature-of-natural-history-museums Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Jack Ashby will explore the biases that can be detected in how people talk about animals, in ways which aren't apolitical or entirely scientific.]]>
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:10:13 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-the-unnatural-nature-of-natural-history-museums
Tuesday 23 April - Are we alone in the Universe? http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-are-we-alone-in-the-universe Royal Institition 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The Theatre
Brad Gibson will examine the evidence for and against the existence of extraterrestrial life.]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:24:47 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-are-we-alone-in-the-universe
Friday 26 April - How to look inside a volcano (Discourse) http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-how-to-look-inside-a-volcano-discourse Royal Institition 7.20pm to 8.45pm
The Theatre
Christopher Jackson will show how new 3D seismic imaging techniques can be used to illuminate the structure of volcanoes and the evolution of their underlying 'hot rocks'.]]>
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:25:14 +0000 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/april/public-how-to-look-inside-a-volcano-discourse
Monday 28 October - Portraits of photosynthesis: meet the artist http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2015/october/public-portraits-of-photosynthesis Royal Institition 7:00pm start
The Atrium
Join Odra Noel for a drink and discuss her new exhibition 'Portraits of photosynthesis']]>
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:47:35 +0100 http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2015/october/public-portraits-of-photosynthesis