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prog 2021-22

Our annual programme of exciting and enthralling events for 2021-22 is available to book.

There is a great choice of events for everyone with a mix of public lectures, Member-exclusive events and visits.

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If you are...

...fascinated by the latest scientific discoveries, awe of the next generation of space exploration,
...stunned by the future possibilities of medical research,
...astounded by where cutting-edge engineering projects could take us,
....excited by the next quantum generation,


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Friends organise public lectures and Member-exclusive events exploring extraordinary discoveries and developments taking place at Imperial College London - with the very people making them!

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Programme of events 2021-22

Our full programme of enthralling events for this academic year is available to book.

There is a great choice for everyone with a mix of in-person lectures, Member-exclusive events and visits.

Explore extraordinary discoveries and developments taking place at Imperial College London with Friends...

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Sign up for our Friends e-news

If you want to learn from leading figures in their fields, hear about the latest research and results from world-class academics

- then Friends is for you!

Subscribe to our e-newsletter and be first to hear about additional events to be launched during 2021-22 and new recordings available on our YouTube channel.

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Benefit as a Member of Friends

Whilst everyone is welcome to book for in-person lectures at Imperial, Membership of Friends - from only £25 per year - gives you access to so much more.

From exclusive Behind-the-Scenes events at Imperial and beyond, to Fireside Chats with experts, from reduced ticket prices for in-person lectures for you and your guests - Membership is worth it!

Fireside Chats
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Fireside Chats

As our Fireside Chats mini-series have been so popular we ran a further season during 2021 for Members and their guests. Fireside Chats with Imperial experts featured a short talk, an informal chat and live Q&A. We also virtually went abroad with guided visits to scientific facilities.

Check out the chats featured on the Event Archive page.

Free tickets for schools at in-person lectures

We have free school tickets available for our public lectures at Imperial. A teacher can bring a group or students can book themselves by simply providing us with the name of the school and the number of students attending the talk.

Sign up to get our e-news of these lectures and then you can book for FREE.

Friends Programme Support Appeal

We are reliant on event revenue therefore our income is depleted through the pandemic. We have set up the 2021-22 programme but... continue running this, we need your support to provide a wealth of knowledge for a further year. We do hope you can help Friends!

We often run additional events to the current programme over the year so make sure you sign-up for Friends e-news to hear about these as they are added.

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