Game of Bones

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Saturday 18 January

The Theatre

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

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  • Credit: Matt Wilkinson


Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Can you survive continental collisions, volcanic eruptions and meteorite impacts to take your place among the animals of the present day? Join us for a choose your own adventure of the evolution of vertebrates on land.

As an audience, you will vote on which adaptations you would like in order to survive challenging prehistoric conditions. Will you vote wisely, or be condemned to catastrophic extinction? There will be no second chances here: when you play the Game of Bones, you win or you die! Join Matt Wilkinson for a live evolutionary adventure where you choose your path.

About the speaker

Matt Wilkinson is a zoologist and professional actor who has recently written the acclaimed book Restless Creatures.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


The theatre is on the first floor. We currently don't have step-free access due to a lift engineering fault. 

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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