Support Friends and future programmes
"Since my role as Chair of Friends of Imperial College began in 2021, I have been delighted to welcome so many of you to our events and indeed to get such positive feedback about them.
Before the pandemic, Friends was a charity where ticket revenue for the in-person events combined with the annual Membership subscriptions could maintain Friends. During the pandemic, we were determined to continue providing access to Imperial’s world-class speakers for everyone during this time and changed to live streamed events, but this had an impact on our funds.
We operated a policy of no-charge for virtual events with a mix of events open to all and exclusive events for Members. All were free. As restrictions were extended, we held to that policy but it was at the expense of running down reserves.
Your support has been more important to us than ever as you have helped Friends keep inspiring through education despite the post-pandemic slow growth. We have been able to continue to bring the best, most interesting, most challenging and most important scientific developments from Imperial to the widest possible audience.
To continue running further programmes, we need your support to provide a wealth of knowledge for a further year.
We do hope you can help and donate to Friends, thank you!"
Professor David Southwood CBE, Chair of Friends of Imperial College
Your donation will help Friends to:
- Keep going!
- Provide an exciting and enthralling 2023-24 programme of events – both online and in-person
- Bring the best, most interesting, most challenging and most important scientific developments from Imperial and beyond to the widest possible audience through public lectures and unique visits
- Inspire the next generation of young students, giving schools free tickets to all in-person public lectures.
How to make a donation:
Your support allows us to continue to provide inspiration through education
Donations are particularly valuable to Friends as they can be augmented by Gift Aid for qualifying donors, adding a further 25% to the donation.