The Royal Society

The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace
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The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

The Society plays an influential role in national and international science policy and supports developments in science, engineering and technology in a wide range of ways.

The Society is also the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence and has been at the forefront of scientific enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660.

Venue Type:

Archive, Science centre

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Additional info

During 2010, the Royal Society is celebrating its 350th anniversary. As part of this, we are co-organising and sponsoring thousands of events across the UK with numerous partner organisations, including museums and galleries. Please see for more info.

The Society also regularly hosts public lectures, debates and library talks at its premises at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace. The vast majority are free and open to all to attend. Please see our website for more information.

Our library and archival resources are available to the public but please enquire in advance through or call us on 020 7451 2606.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

In conversation with Richard Leakey

  • 21 October 2015 6:30-8pm

Join journalist and presenter Zeinab Badawi in conversation with revered conservationist Richard Leakey as he reflects on his life's work. Professor Leakey's career over the past fifty years has spanned palaeoanthropology, wildlife conservation and campaigning for political justice. This event will explore different aspects of his remarkable journey.


Professor Richard Leakey Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University

Zeinab Badawi, BBC

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Future energy provision - who has the power?

  • 24 November 2015 6:30-8pm

Join British Academy President Lord Stern to discuss whether we can ever get energy companies, governments at all levels, financial insitutions and other corporations to change their behaviour and attitudes regarding energy. Who holds the key to change, and what should they be doing?

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
Greater London


main website

350th anniversary microsite


020 7451 2500


020 7930 2170

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