How we're run

Discover the people and governance that underpins our work connecting people with science.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain is a registered and independent charity governed by a Board of Trustees (Charity no. 227938). We were granted a Royal Charter on 13 January 1800.


The former Prince of Wales was our patron


HRH The Duke of Kent

Honorary Vice President

Sir John Ritblat

Our financial year runs from 1 October to 30 September. Our financial accounts can also be viewed on the Charity Commission's website.