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Rutherford and Fry... at the Ri

Join Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry as they tell the complete story of the universe and absolutely everything in it (abridged)

Rutherford and Fry
Stuart Simpson

Event description

Ahead of their first nationwide tour, Royal Institution regular Adam Rutherford and former Christmas Lecturer Hannah Fry appear live at the world’s most famous science lecture theatre. In this event, they will show you that reality is not what it seems, common sense is neither common nor sensible, and our minds have evolved to lie to us all the time.

Copies of their latest book, 'Rutherford and Fry’s Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged)' are available from amazon and all good book shops.

Event type

This is a theatre event, where the speaker and audience are together in our theatre. This event will not be livestreamed or recorded for our YouTube channel.

Please note that we are following Government and Public Health England advice, as we have been throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to review our approach as that guidance changes.

At the moment we are asking event attendees to continue following steps to make the Ri Covid-secure, such as wearing a face covering.

About the speakers

Adam Rutherford is a scientist, writer and broadcaster. He is the author of 'How To Argue With A Racist' which was published in February 2020. His other recent book, 'The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us' re-examines what sets us apart in the animal kingdom. 

Adam is the presenter of the flagship science programme on BBC Radio 4, Inside Science, as well as The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, and a host of other Radio 4 documentaries.

Hannah Fry is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities. She is a mathematician, a best-selling author, an award winning science presenter and the host of numerous popular podcasts and television shows. She gave the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES 'Secrets and lies: The hidden power of maths'


Doors to the theatre will open for our in-person audience at 6.30pm The event will begin at 7.00pm. 

For those attending in-person, please arrive in good time as there may be a wait to be seated according to social distancing rules.