Join as an Ri Member

Join our community of like-minded people who share a curiosity and passion for science.

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Ri Membership

Our members are at the heart of the Ri and their support is vital in helping us achieve our vision for a world where everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in lives.

By becoming an Ri Member, you will join a community of like-minded people who share a curiosity and passion for science. 

Whilst our building is temporarily closed, we will be bringing our programmes and activities to your home, please keep an eye on your emails to see what we have in store for you. We would not be able to this without the invaluable support from our members, thank you.

And once we're back at Albemarle Street our members will be able to enjoy:

  • FREE tickets for our Discourses and ExpeRience events
  • Invitations to special events
  • Better than half-price tickets for Ri talks*
  • Exclusive access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot**
  • Priority booking on select Ri events
  • 15% discount on adult workshops and short courses***
  • 10% discount in the Ri Café and on Ri venue hire****
  • What’s on guide delivered straight to your door three times a year
  • Voting rights and use of MRi as post-nominal letters

We regularly team up with other cultural institutions to help you maximise the value of your membership. Recent collaborations include the Science Museum, British Film Institute and the British Library.

Find out about our current member offers.

Annual subscription: £77

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

Sign up by direct debit today and you don't have to pay until October 2020. 


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We will send you a renewal notice by email 28 days in advance of your renewal date, please follow the instructions within to pay online. You will also send you further reminders closer to your renewal date.

Alternatively please complete and return this renewal form or  contact the Ri Membership team at or on +44 (0)20 7491 6588 between 9.30am and 5.30pm on weekdays.



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

What our members say

  • The Ri is the Wembley, Twickenham and Lords of science. Every time I go to an event there the atmosphere and the history of the place is truly inspiring.

    Ri Member

* Excluding CHRISTMAS LECTURES. One free or discounted ticket per membership.
** The CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot usually runs in September. 
*** Excluding Ri Summer Schools.
**** Discount on Ri venue hire is applicable to bookings for personal use only.

 CHRISTMAS LECTURES® is a registered trademark.