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prog 2022-23

EVENTS FOR 2022-23

Our programme of exciting and enthralling events for the next academic year will be launched at the end of the summer.

Subscribe to our e-newsletter and be the first to hear about the great choice of events for everyone with a mix of public lectures, Member-exclusive events and visits.


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 annual programme of public and exclusive Member events over the year featured lectures from exceptional Imperial speakers, visits to leading-edge laboratories and research facilities at Imperial and beyond!

You can view a selection of virtual Fireside Chats and lectures we ran during 2021-22 on our Youtube channel.

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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 the first to hear about our programme of events for the next academic year, 2022-23, 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

Our live-streamed Fireside Chats with Imperial experts feature a short talk, an informal chat and live Q&A. We also virtually travel abroad with guided visits to scientific facilities.

Exclusively for Members and their guests, they are a popular part of our annual programme of events.

Check out past 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.

Donate to Friends

We are reliant on in-person event revenue therefore our income was depleted throughout the pandemic. We wanted to continue providing world-class speakers for everyone during this time and changed to live streamed events, but this had an impact on our funds.

To set up further programmes, 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.

Image on sliding section at top of page: A region of the Carina Nebula observed by the James Webb Space Telescope, part of a set of images and spectra released July 12 to show off the capabilities of the telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
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