What difference do we make? Friends of Imperial College started life in 2002. It has built a proud record of bringing the best, most interesting, most challenging and most important scientific developments to the widest possible audience: Over 150 talks and lectures on every conceivable topic, from Antarctic Ice to Quantum Gravity; from Life on Mars to Creating Artificial Cells; from the Sabre Engine to Hyperloop in Britain Over 50 Behind-the-Scenes visits to Imperial College London facilities and leading research centres in the UK and internationally Over 10 visits to leading centres of scientific research in Geneva, Darmstadt, Tuscany and the Antarctic Dozens of social events, including soirées with leading scientists, academics, authors and industry leaders Not to mention the thousands of bottles of refreshments shared at events! School group lecture places As part of our mission to share a passion for knowledge, we have an allocation of group tickets for schools to attend our public lectures at a minimum cost. Some lectures will be relevant to the curriculum, some will simply enthral. School teachers can book a ‘School group’ ticket to bring their students to the event for just £5 per group. You can see last year's events here. A list of all our events since the very beginning is here. You can make a donation to Friends!