James Sallows

Patron and Events Executive

  • James Sallows


James joined the Ri in May 2017 as the Membership Officer. In August 2019, James made the move into Development and became the Ri's Patron and Events Executive.

James is the first point of contact for Ri Patrons and manages the delivery of a range of patron events.


James was born and went to school in Essex, where he developed a penchant for art, numbers and music. 

James studied Music Production and Popular Music at Bath Spa University and Anglia Ruskin University respectively. After graduating, James kept in touch with the music world by composing and performing with an indie rock band, all the while diversifying by entering the charity sector via the Friends of Imperial War Museums, followed by the Ri.

Favourite demo

I enjoy a demo, known by a few names, that I think is best described as 'pendulum waves'. What seems chaotic is actually meticulously rhythmic and predictable.

Best thing about the Ri

Its openness, people and history. Everyone of all backgrounds is welcome here, the staff are friendly and dedicated, and the building has housed some of the greatest minds of the last 220 years.

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

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