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.


HRH The Prince of Wales


HRH The Duke of Kent

Honorary Vice President

Sir John Ritblat

Our board of trustees

As an independent charity, the Ri is governed by a board of Trustees.


Sir Richard Catlow

Board of Trustees

Sophie Forgan

Simon Godwin

Kate Hamilton

Suze Kundu

Renato Lulia

Rt Hon, Lady Estelle Morris, Baroness of Yardley

Vincent Nobel

Christopher Potter

Angela Seddon

Jack Stilgoe

Harriet Wallace

Alison Woollard

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