Friends of Imperial College contributes to the public understanding of science, technology and medicine through talks and visits exploring the latest discoveries and developments. Our aim is to entertain and inform non-specialists and experts alike.

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Hear world-class scientists unveil brilliant discoveries and developments in science, technology, engineering and medicine. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to enjoy thought–provoking talks amongst Friends at our public lectures. Explore and book one of our public talks here.


Author: John Talbot

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Join as a Member to enjoy almost a 60% reduction on ticket prices for our public lectures. Access special Member-only events, including visits to laboratories and research establishments in the UK and abroad hosted by leaders from academia and industry.


Author: John Talbot

Our events

  • Fusion future: sun’s power on earth

    Our remaining events for the 2019/20 programme have been postponed, however we are intending to make this talk available remotely. Watch this space. We are now planning our 2020/21 programme and looking at the potential to host talks online too. Please visit our YouTube channel for a range of past events. Keep in touch by following us on Twitter. Read more