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The Royal Institution is the home of science in the heart of London, with a packed programme of accessible science for adults, children, families and schools.
Through talks in our world famous theatre, leading scientists and cultural commentators explore the latest amazing science and the way in which it shapes our lives.

16 September—30 September

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16.09.2019

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Monday 16 September

Stranger tides: Treasure, plastic and circumnavigating rubber ducks

Join us for a fascinating discussion of ocean currents, some of the more unusual objects found in the sea and why these items wash up where they do.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 17 September

Ri Patrons present: Recipe for a skyscraper

Join award-winning structural engineer and author Roma Agrawal as she explores the key milestones that led to the skyscrapers that dominate the London skyline.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Thursday 19 September

Diversity Challenge

Join ​Suze Kundu​ in hosting an unmissable evening of short talks and enlightening quiz questions.

When:

6.30pm to 8.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 20 September

WiFi Wars Debug XI

Future-tech video gaming comedy show WiFi Wars returns to the Ri for another fun development night where they test out their newest toys and technology.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Conversation room

Type:

Talks

Monday 23 September

DNA testing kits and me

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the implications of the increased use of home DNA testing kits.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 27 September

There is no algorithm for truth (Discourse)

Tom Scott will explore how to deal with a world where view counts are often more important than truth.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Sunday 29 September

Family Masterclass: Building bridges AM (age 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

Family Masterclass: Building bridges PM (age 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12