The Royal Institution Of Great Britain

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
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Bragg Lecture 2017: The Wondrous World Of Perovskites

The crystalline materials known as Perovskites make up 38% of the volume of the earth. Moreover, they have many very important practical uses, for example in electronics, ultrasonics and in thermal sensing devices. So what are they exactly? Mike Glazer will explain how tiny changes in their crystal structures can lead to…

The Cutting Edge: Surgery From Scalpels To Robots

Join award-winning surgeon and researcher Pankaj Chandak on a journey of medical innovation, from the first antiseptics of Joseph Lister to surgical robots. Hear how modern-day surgeons are realising the impossible with 3D printing, perfusion machines and antibody-supressing drugs.

The End Of Alchemy: An Evening With Lord Mervyn King

The Ri is proud to host a discussion with Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, about his book, The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy. Most accounts of the recent financial crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events…

Thu 30 Mar

Explosive Food

See food in a new light. Find out about the incredible amount of energy contained in the food that goes in your mouth in this show packed with exciting chemistry and physics demonstrations. One of the Ri's talented Science in Schools presenters will perform a matinee and evening performance of this deliciously interactive…

Mon 10 Apr

£14 (£10; £7) / 020 7409 2992

A Is For Autism

An estimated 700,000 people in Britian are affected by autism. In this Discourse, Dame Stephanie Shirley will share her hands-on experience of the disorder - providing a virtual reality demonstration of how the world appears to someone on the spectrum; and introducing the robot which teaches at Prior's Court, her…

Fri 28 Apr

£18 (£15) / 020 7409 2992

On Growth And Form: 100 Years Of An Extraordinary Book

2017 marks 100 years since the publication of D'Arcy Thompson's hugely influential book, 'On Growth and Form'. It has been widely admired by scientists, artists, architects and designers in the years since. Join an expert panel led by award-winning writer Philip Ball to discuss its legacy.

Our Idiot Brains

It's common to hear just how amazing, powerful and beyond-our-understanding the human brain is. It's seemingly implied that we should be grateful that such a thing would deign to inhabit our thick skulls. But… what if it's not perfect? What if it's actually rather flawed? In honour of the paperback release of his book…

Fri 24 Mar

£14 (£10; £7) / 020 7409 2992

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles (Over 7s)

Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, with its six ton weight and bone crushing bite, but how did the tyrannosaurs come to dominate their prehistoric world? Join palaeontologist Dr David Hone to find about the evolution, ecology and behaviour of this fascinating group of dinosaurs. This talk is…

Thu 20 Apr

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