Friends of Imperial College contributes to the public understanding of science, technology, engineering and medicine through live online and in-person lectures, exclusive events and visits exploring the extraordinary discoveries and developments taking place at Imperial College London. Our aim is to entertain and inform non-specialists and experts alike.

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Our full programme of events for 2020-21

Booking is open for our exciting programme of events for the 2020-21 academic year! View the full details of the whole array of public lectures and Member-exclusive events HERE.


Author: Angie Friends

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Click here and register for email updates on releases of online lectures, live streamed events, in-person events when possible and to book tickets. Be the first to find out about our events - learn from leading figures in their fields, hear about the latest research and results from world-class academics.



Into the Jungle Volcano

Discover the journey taken by a leading Imperial scientist and BBC crew to Nyiragongo, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to the largest permanent lava lake on Earth.




Tickets: From £0.00

Author: Angie Friends

Location: Online event - a zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event,,

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Join as an annual Member and enjoy a range of benefits including free live streamed lectures, exclusive ‘fireside chat’ mini-lectures, reductions on ticket prices for in-person lectures and special Member-only visits. Click here for full details.


Author: John Talbot

Friends 2021-22 Programme Appeal

Friends are reliant on event revenue and Memberships therefore our income is depleted through the pandemic. On the horizon is the 2021-22 programme. To create this, we need your support to provide a wealth of knowledge for a further year. We hope you can help - click here to donate!


Author: Angie Friends

Target amount: £5,000.00

Amount raised: £2,099.90