Patron Events

These exciting events are made possible through the support of our Ri Patron community. Ri Patrons enjoy access to additional content following these events.

  • Deepen your relationship with the Ri through patronage

    Credit: Edward Moore

About 'Ri Patrons present'

'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.

Contact

If you would like to find out more about these events or becoming an Ri Patron please contact us at patrons@ri.ac.uk.

Tuesday 16 April

Leonardo: The art and science of attribution

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.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Tuesday 28 May

What can animal emotions teach us about ourselves?

Join us as Frans de Waal examines the evidence for animal emotions, calling time on outdated research, and updating us on innovative studies with vivid recollections from a lifetime of observing primates.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.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Monday 10 June

Miraculous microorganisms: the future of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals

Join us as Biochemical Engineer Michael Sulu explores the use of miraculous microorganisms in the past, present and future.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Wednesday 10 July

ExpeRience: The science of music

Join us as we explore the science of sound and music with talks and hands-on science demos and activities.

When:

6.00pm to 10.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks