Gift membership

Share the wonder of science with a loved one, friend or colleague by giving the gift of Ri Membership.

  • Credit: Paul Wilkinson, Royal Institution

Gift membership

For the friend or family member with an insatiably curious mind who wants to know more about the wonders and applications of science, give them something extraordinary with the gift of membership. 

Our members can enjoy free and better than half-price tickets for our talks* with the world's leading thinkers and scientists, and exclusive access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot** . Our regular member e-newsletters keep our members up to date about our events and charitable activities, as well as give priority access to new releases. Our members can also take advantage of special offers on books, magazines and tickets to the cinema, theatre and exhibitions.

Further information on each membership level can be found below.

Ri Young Membership costs £30 and also includes:

  • FREE tickets for our Family Fun Days giving families an exciting day of interactive science
  • FREE tickets for For Your Inspiration events which are aimed at giving teenagers a hands-on look at what it's like to work in different areas of science
  • Discounts on selected education workshops including Summer Schools

Ri Membership costs £77 and also entails:

  • FREE tickets for our Discourses
  • Invitations to special events
  • 15% discount on adult workshops and short courses
  • Discounts on Ri venue hire***

A concessionary rate of £40 is available for those between the ages of 18 and 26.

Buy before Sunday 12 December for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Buy a gift membership


For more information, please contact the Ri Membership team at or by calling +44 (0)20 7491 6588 Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

* Excluding CHRISTMAS LECTURES and special events.
** The 2021 CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot is now closed. 
*** Discount on Ri venue hire is applicable on bookings for personal use only.

 CHRISTMAS LECTURES® is a registered trademark. 

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