Spring events 2020

Our exciting programme of events from January to April is now open for booking. Don't miss out!

  • Credit: Faraday's iron filings experiments

Spring programme

The new season of Ri talks is now available to book online.

Running from 13 January until the end of April, we have an amazing range of events that you won't want to miss.

Join us as we discuss how nano comes to life, explore the edge of time and discover the legal implications of 'sharenthood'. 

Browse our What's On calendar online to book your events today.

Don't forget, Ri Members and Ri Patrons can attend Discourses for free and receive tickets to our talks for just £7.

  • 'Nano comes to life' on 13 January

    Credit: Sonia Contera

  • 'At the edge of time' on 10 February. 

    Credit: spirit111 via Pixabay

  • 'Sharenthood' on 8 April

    Credit: geralt via Pixabay


The Spring season of Discourses will start on 31 January with Nobel Prize winner Sir Gregory Winter exploring how his work on creating new medicines

On 28 February, Brendan Walker will discuss 'The science of thrill'.

On 27 March, Vicky Pope will discusses whether climate models can help us respond to climate change

The Discourse Spring season ends on 24 April with Hannah Critchlow discussing 'The science of fate'.

Themed events

Explore the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES with 'Who's in control'. 

Discover what is being done to help our continuing fight against climate change with 'Saving our planet'.


This season's Family Fun Day is on 22 February and it's all about secrets and lies, based on the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

We also be playing a Game of bones, exploring why living is a risky business, discovering Boomerangs, bouncing balls and other spinning things, build a universe: brick by brick, explore Monkman and Seagull's genius guide to Britain and three exciting shows on the surprising real science of fireworks.

  • 'Game of Bones' on 18 January

    Credit: Matt Wilkinson

  • 'Build a universe: brick by brick' on 18 February

    Credit: Ben Still

  • 'Bang on! The surprising real science of fireworks' 16 and 17 April.

    Credit: Matthew Tosh

Filming our events

Many of the events in this programme will be filmed and available on the Ri YouTube Channel a few months after the event. Subscribe to receive notifications each time a video is released.

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