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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NEW 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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Roving on Mars – searching for ancient life

Held in Tomorrow's Engineers Week, discover how Curiosity and Perseverance are exploring Mars in search of evidence for life in its distant past: exploration that is a close collaboration of engineering and science.




Tickets: From £0.00

Author: Angie Friends

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

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Author: John Talbot

Set up a Direct Debit with Friends of Imperial College

The full price of annual Membership to Friends is £30, but if you pay by direct debit it is only £20! Find out how to set one up here.


Author: Angie Friends