Tour of the Royal Society

Royal Society visit

History of Science series

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

The Library & Archives at the Royal Society in London contain extensive collections of the most incredible and precious manuscripts, papers and records, books and journals. 

As part of this event, Library staff will give an hour-long guided tour around the Royal Society building and its public exhibition spaces. Subject to social distancing rules at the time, there may also be a chance to visit the Library Reading Room to look at original manuscripts and books from the Library’s collections. There will then be time for off-site refreshments.

The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

Welcome to the first event in the History of Science series which will be developed for Members as facilities open up to visitors.

This event is part of an exclusive programme of in-person visits for Members. Each event gives Members of Friends of Imperial College and their guest’s unique access to facilities with our Behind-the-Scenes events in Imperial and beyond!

If you are already a Member you are welcome to book tickets below for you and your guest.

Your confirmation email will act as your ticket and a full event itinerary will be sent to you nearer to the event date along with any Covid-related event guidelines. Should this event need to be moved to a later date your place will be guaranteed too.

If you are not a Member and would like to book for this event, as well as enjoying the wide range of other benefits annual Membership brings, visit the 'Join Friends' page here

Simply book a Membership from only £25 per annum, and then book a ticket or two from the list below.

Due to their very nature, places at these exclusive events are limited in number so do book early for these!


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  • The Royal Society
  • 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
  • London SW1Y 5AG

Event Schedule

  • 21 January 2022 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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