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Too late to awaken: Counting down to doomsday

  • Wednesday 1st November, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Join Slavoj Žižek to forge a vital new space for a radical emancipatory politics that could avert our course to self-destruction. He illuminates why the liberal Left has so far failed to offer this al...

Brimstone, volcanoes and fire with Andrew Szydlo

  • Saturday 2nd December, 2023 – 2pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

We are delighted to welcome Ri favourite Andrew Szydlo back to the Ri once again for an all-new lecture exploring the amazing, and sometimes explosive chemistry of sulfur. Andrew will take us on a whi...

The Turing Lectures: The future of generative AI

  • Wednesday 6th December, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

In the final lecture of the series, we will explore the potential futures of generative AI, and what they could mean for AI applications as the technology progresses. With their ability to generate h...

Newton Christmas Lecture 2023

  • Wednesday 13th December, 2023 – 6pm
  • University of Lincoln, Lincoln

"Why it matters: the story of atomism" This special Christmas lecture consists of two short parts of 25-30 minutes each with 20-25 minutes interval, during which a bar will be open where visitors can...

Misconceptions about Climate Change

  • Monday 18th December, 2023 – 6:45pm
  • The Albert Club, Manchester

Mark Thompson presents at Didsbury SciBar..

Christmas: A chemistry carol

  • Tuesday 19th December, 2023 – 6pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

We're celebrating Christmas the only way we know how - with Chemistry! Join senior chemistry lecturer Dr Katherine Haxton to explore some of the amazing chemistry to be found in our festive celebrati...

Wifi Wars Christmas Bash 2023

  • Wednesday 20th December, 2023 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Have you ever wanted to play video games against 300 other people, while singing Christmas songs out loud? Well, you're in luck. Santa has come early and has given the Royal Institution the gift of ga...

Public Programme Launch 2024: This thing called science

  • Saturday 13th January, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

We’re launching the 2024 Programme in true Ri style with an explosive event, whilst also posing the question: What truly defines this mesmerising world of science? Guided by our infinite curiosity an...

The Future of Manufacturing and the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Monday 15th January, 2024 – 6:45pm
  • The Albert Club, Manchester

Digital Twins, Smart Technology and Artificial Intelligence are just some of the key technologies that support the data-centric fourth Industrial Revolution. In this talk, Dr Rob Ward from Univer...

An introduction to cosmology (short course)

  • Monday 15th January, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

While we have made massive progress in our understanding of the Universe, it leaves us with many unanswered questions. In his famous short course, Malcolm Fairbairn will try to explain how cosmologist...

Unleashing the power of satellites for climate action

  • Tuesday 16th January, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Join us at the Ri to learn about TRUTHS, a climate-focused mission led by the UK Space Agency with international partners and delivered by the European Space Agency. In this next installment of our...

The unexpected maths of juggling

  • Friday 19th January, 2024 – 6pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Can maths really help you become an expert juggler? Well, maybe not an expert, but maths can definitely help you experience and understand the fascinating world of juggling. Join mathematician Coli...

Navigating the cosmos: The future of space cooperation

  • Saturday 20th January, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Anu Ojha OBE, who serves as the Director for Championing Space at the UK Space Agency, will guide us on an insightful journey through the historical evolution of space cooperation. Join us as we unrav...

Oceanic enigma: Charting the unknown 95%

  • Monday 22nd January, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

What lies hidden beneath the sea surface is one of the greatest mysteries on Earth. With alien landscapes, an immense variety of life forms and only 5% of it so far explored, the Ocean is the most fas...

Discourse: How the brain shapes reality

  • Friday 26th January, 2024 – 7:15pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Join leading philosopher and cognitive scientist, Andy Clark, as he unveils a groundbreaking theory that challenges our conventional understanding of the mind's interaction with the world. This innova...

The universe in a box

  • Monday 5th February, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

A mesmerising tapestry of cosmic events stretching over the past 13.8 billion years and even further into the future have shaped the existence we have come to know. But are secrets masked in the futur...

A user's guide to the new biology

  • Monday 12th February, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Biology is undergoing a quiet but profound transformation. Philip Ball explores the new biology, revealing life to be a far richer, more ingenious affair than we had guessed. There is no unique place...

On disinformation: How to fight for truth and protect democracy

  • Monday 19th February, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Join Lee McIntyre as he equips us with the tools to combat an era of disinformation. Drawing from his two decades of experience as a scholar dedicated to unravelling the intricacies of science denial,...

Discourse: Explosive chemistry with Andrew Szydlo

  • Thursday 29th February, 2024 – 7:15pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

Those familiar with our family programme here at the Ri will recognise the name Andrew Szydlo! Long time friend of the Ri and explosive science extraordinaire we’re delighted to bring Andrew back to t...

The balanced brain: The science of mental health

  • Monday 4th March, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

There are many routes to mental well-being, and award-winning neuroscientist Camilla Nord is at the forefront of finding them. In this lecture, she offers a revelatory tour of the scientific and techn...

In search for immortality

  • Saturday 9th March, 2024 – 7pm
  • The Royal Institution, London

The inevitability of death has haunted humanity throughout its history. Belief systems have risen throughout human civilisation to rationalise and console the concept of death, from the afterlife envi...

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