The Ri Channel brings you highlights from our ongoing events programme and the best science videos from across the web. But that's not all.

We’ve been delving into the Ri Archive to uncover footage from the last 50 years.

The Archive Collection features classic talks, lectures and demonstrations, including the incomparable Friday Evening Discourses.

Presented by some of the world's leading scientists – from past Christmas Lecturers to seminal figures from the Ri’s history – many events haven’t been seen since they were first staged.   

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We'll be adding to the collection over the coming months as we digitise more footage and the Archive team will be blogging about rediscovering some forgotten gems. Sign up to the Ri Channel newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news and content.

Media Gallery

  • Bill Coates - 1948-1984: My Years Between

    Bill Coates presenting his Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution on 9 November 1984, assisted by then Ri Director, George Porter.

    Image: The Royal Institution

  • Bill Coates - 1948-1984: My Years Between

    Bill Coates presenting his Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution on 9 November 1984

    Image: The Royal Institution

  • Bill Coates - 1948-1984: My Years Between

    Bill Coates presenting his Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution on 9 November 1984.

    Image: The Royal Institution

Explore the Ri Archive

Watch past events including the famous Ri Discourses from leading scientific figures.

Ri Archive

Image: The Royal Institution