How we're run

Discover the people and governance that underpins our work to create opportunities for the public and scientists to explore science together.

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.


His Majesty King Charles III is 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.