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Genetics expert announced as Genetics Society Guest Lecturer in the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES


Royal Institution welcomes funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund


Kevin Fong, 2015 Christmas Lecturer - Credit: Paul Wilkinson

2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES set to rocket into space!


Space medicine expert and emergency doctor Kevin Fong, supported by the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS), will present the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES ‘How to survive in space’.

Saiful Islam, 2016 Christmas Lecturer

CHRISTMAS LECTURES to celebrate the past, present and future of energy


The 2016 programme marks 80 years of television history since its first BBC broadcast in 1936, making it the world’s oldest science series.

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES turn a skyscraper into a computer game!


The Shell building on London's South Bank comes alive with a Tetris-style game played live on its windows.

Makers, hackers, creators; the Royal Institution needs YOU to help with the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Professor Danielle George is set to deliver the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES in a demonstration packed, three-part series called ‘Sparks will fly: How to hack your home’ at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Professor Danielle George, presenter of the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Professor Danielle George to make sparks fly in the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES


Professor Danielle George is set to deliver the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES in a demonstration packed, three-part series called ‘Sparks will fly: How to hack your home’ at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

ExpeRimental brings science home


The Royal Institution of Great Britain is set to launch a major new project, ExpeRimental, which aims to kick-start a revolution in science learning by supporting and empowering parents to do exciting and easy science activities at home with young children.

National launch of Ri Computer Science Masterclasses


A major new partnership between the Royal Institution and Causeway Technologies Limited is set to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.

Science Fiction Friction!


Award-winning BBC Radio 4 presenter Helen Keen curates and hosts two nights of explosive collisions between science fiction and science fact at the Ri.

Sophie Scott

Royal Institution celebrates women in science


The Ri will celebrate women in science with its first ever all women line-up for a year of Friday Evening Discourses.

It’s that time of year again!


The Royal Institution announces its 2013 online video advent calendar inspired by 'Life Fantastic'.

Dr Alison Woollard at the University of Oxford

2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES looks to the animal kingdom to unlock the mysteries of human disease


Alison Woollard to investigate the Life Fantastic in the CHRISTMAS LECTURES, broadcast on BBC Four from 28-30 December

Professor Sir David King speaking at the 2013 unconference

Young people from across the country debate science and ethics at 2013 unconference


Young people voice support for an immediate start to fracking as a short-term measure to address the UK’s energy crisis at national policy event.

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Dr Who science comes to life in Ri collaboration with Headsqueeze


The Ri's iconic Faraday Theatre has played host to science YouTube channel Head Squeeze to help celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who.

 Transparent crystals of Molybdenum trioxide. Research as Art entry 'Moly Mo', by Dr. Mark Coleman (College of Engineering)

Striking images of 'Research as Art' go on display at the Ri


The Ri hosts a public display of the winning pictures from the 2013 Research as Art competition run by Swansea University.

Young Scientist of the year winners

London students named Royal Institution L’Oréal Young Scientists of the Year after competing in Spectacular Colour Chemistry


Year 9 London students, Alicia Pope and Anna Stevenson, were named the 2013 L’Oréal Young Scientists of the Year this week after winning a national competition exploring the science of colour.

Two female students conducting an experiment in the L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution to support new government drive to encourage more girls into science and engineering


Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at Ri will join a new government roundtable set up to consider how to engage, encourage and support more female students to take up STEM subjects.

Dr Alison Woollard, 2013 presenter of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Dr Alison Woollard explores the frontiers of developmental biology in the 2013 CHRISTMAS LECTURES


Dr Alison Woollard from the University of Oxford will present the demonstration packed, three-part series called Life Fantastic which will air on BBC Four this Christmas.

Female student studying at a desk

Mum and Dad left untapped as kids trust Google for science support


The Royal Institution’s L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre commissioned a One Poll survey of 1,000 children aged 11-17 and 1,000 parents to discover how the traditional sources of homework help were changing.