We will be planning our next exciting and enthralling programme of events for the 2020/21 academic year. Starting in the Autumn, the programme will be a mixture of live online and in-person lectures, exclusive events and visits exploring the extraordinary discoveries and developments taking place at Imperial College London and beyond.

We will announce the full line-up at the end of summer. If you would like to be sent details of the programme when it is launched, you can register here for email updates if you have not done so already.


Given the coronavirus situation, we had to postpone the events below. We will reschedule these as part of the 2020/21 programme, they will be very popular when bookings open! 

  Higgs cosmology and dark matter

We have known for decades that most of the mass of the universe comes in the form of an elusive substance we call dark matter.  What is currently known about this mysterious substance and how are we searching for its composition including detectors deep underground?In the zoo of known particles the Higgs boson may well play a part.

  Visit to the Wellcome Sanger Institute

The WSI leads ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations.

  Science tour to the Netherlands

Another fascinating, hand-picked, international science tour for Members. This time based around Leiden with the highlight being an accompanied visit to the European Space Research and Technology Centre.

What gravity waves are revealing

This public lecture will explain how gravitational waves are detected and what we are learning and expect to learn from the European Gravitational Observatory.

The beautiful cure

Super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology is revealing how the cells in the body are exquisitely tuned to combat disease.

Support our 2020/21 Programme Appeal here

We are highly reliant on ticket sales to fund the running of Friends, therefore we have been severely impacted by the current loss of live-event income. In order to plan and run our 2020/21 programme we are seeking donations of support.

Click here for the information on our Friends of Imperial College 2020/21 programme appeal, and find out how you can help.

Together we can continue to provide inspiration through education!