These exciting events are made possible through the support of our Ri Patron community. Ri Patrons enjoy access to additional content following these events.
'Ri Patrons present' events explore the intersection of science, culture, innovation and society with leading thinkers and decision makers. These events are supported by Ri Patrons, a group of philanthropically motivated individuals that help to ensure that people of all backgrounds can build a lifelong interaction with science.
As acknowledgement for their ongoing support, Ri Patrons have access to speakers' drinks receptions after each event, and additional event content such as expanded Q&As, hands-on activities and demonstrations, and the opportunity to explore other cultural institutions in London with exclusive tours.
On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, Martin Kemp and Larry Keith discuss the issues involved in establishing the authenticity of works of art. Combining expertise from the fields of Art History and Technical Studies, our panellists will explain the essential role of scientific analytical techniques, while revealing that there is much more to the process than science alone.
Join us as Frans de Waal examines the evidence for animal emotions, calling time on outdated research, and updating us on innovative studies with vivid recollections from a lifetime of observing primates. Frans will discuss facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will.