Into space with Kevin Fong

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Monday 22 July

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has already taken place

  • Credit: Paul Wilkinson


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, 2015 Christmas Lecturer Kevin Fong returns to the Ri, to take us on a journey from planet Earth to low orbit and beyond. He'll explore human survival against all the odds by discussing how to survive in space. 

This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

About the speaker

Kevin Fong is Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals, and is Anaesthetic Lead for both the Patient Emergency Reponse Team and Major Incident Planning. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Physiology at University College London where he organises and runs an undergraduate course Extreme Environment Physiology.  He studied astrophysics and medicine at University College London, and completed postgraduate clinical training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine.  He has a long standing interest in human space exploration and space medicine and has worked with NASA's Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office at Johnson Space Centre in Houston.  Kevin is founder and associate director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine at University College London.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email:

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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