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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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.

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Please support us and donate to our 2020/21 programme appeal

Given the coronavirus situation, we have had to postpone our remaining events for the 2019/20 academic year. We are highly reliant on ticket sales to fund the running of Friends. In order to plan and run our 2020/21 programme we are seeking donations of support. Click here to find out how you can help.

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Author: John Talbot

Microchip Technology enabling Rapid Diagnostics and Surveillance of COVID-19

Find out how Imperial is advancing rapid diagnostics of infectious diseases through the design of microchip-based Lab-on-Chip systems. This FREE mini-lecture and chat, part of our live ‘Fireside chats with Friends’, shows how vital this work is. Click here for full event details and how to book your (fire) place!

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Author: Angie Friends

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Programme of events for 2020/21

Our exciting programme of events for 2020/21 will start in the autumn. We will announce the full line-up at the end of summer – click here for a sneak peek of a few lectures and visits already included.

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Author: Angie Friends

Friday with Friends - new talks, new released recordings

Every Friday, to continue sharing knowledge, Friends is hosting a selection of new live fireside chats with Imperial experts and new released recordings from our archives. Click here to find out which leading figures you can hear from and how to reserve a (fireside) place at our next live chat!

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Author: Angie Friends

Join Friends as a Member

Join as a Member and enjoy a range of benefits including Membership extension until the end of October 2021, priority booking; exclusive live online mini-lectures; reductions on ticket prices for public lectures; special Member-only visits. Click here for full details.

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Author: John Talbot

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