Governance Reports

View Ri governing documents and AGM minutes.

Annual General Meeting 2020

The health of our Members, Patrons and staff is of utmost priority to us all. On Wednesday 18 March, following the latest Public Health England advice, we took the decision to postpone all of our public events and close our building to the public for the immediate future.  

As such our Annual General Meeting this year will be live-streamed online at 6.00pm on Thursday 28 May. Please register your attendance here.

We invite all Members and Patrons to plan their participation by registering their attendance via the link above and submitting their questions and comments in advance by emailing

The Annual General Meeting is one of the cornerstones of the Ri’s year.  It allows us all to come together to reflect on our activities and achievements over the last year, thanking our Members, Patrons and supporters whose continuing support has played such a significant part in our success. 

These are challenging times for us all, and we greatly appreciate your invaluable support over the past weeks and beyond. 

Byelaws and governing documents

The Byelaws, valid from 2 April 2019 are available to download on the right of this page. Also available are the other documents that make up our Governing Documents: 

  • Ballot Regulations
  • General Meeting Regulations
  • Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee
  • Terms of Reference for the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Terms of Reference for the Nominations Committee

The Ri operates a 1 October to 30 September financial year. The Ri's financial accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission's website and to the right of this page under Trustees' Reports.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain is a registered and independent charity governed by a Board of Trustees (Charity no 227938).