Group    From 1799 

Royal Institution (of Great Britain)

Categories: Science

A group of men started meeting at Gresham College and formed a society to promote experimental knowledge. Achieved the royal charter in 1662. Still in its original premises in Albemarle Street.

Michael Faraday founded the RI Christmas Lectures. It was due to the crowds visiting the RI that Albemarle Street became the first one-way street in London. According to Londonist ten chemical elements were discovered within its walls and 14 Nobel Prizes were earned here. But women fellows were not elected until 1945.

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Royal Institution (of Great Britain)

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Faraday on the ICI building entrance doors

These doors are in the centre of the river frontage of the building. Mapping...

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John Logie Baird - IEEE

From The Register: "On the afternoon of 26 January 2017 – exactly 91 years to...

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John Logie Baird - N10

John Logie Baird John (Logie) Baird, the inventor of the first television, wa...

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Michael Faraday statue

In his right hand he holds an induction coil. The marble original of this sta...

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Ludwig Mond

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1 memorial
William Hyde Wollaston

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Sir Ronald A. Fisher

Sir Ronald A. Fisher

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Sir Derek Barton

Sir Derek Barton

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1 memorial
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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