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The Royal Institution

The Ri is an independent charity that inspires everyone to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives.








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Mission & purpose

The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Science shapes our lives, our culture and the world around us. It’s the medical treatment that may save your life. It’s the device in your pocket that connects you to the world. And it’s how we will solve the major global challenges of the future. Our mission is to harness science for the maximum benefit of society. The importance of our mission cannot be overstated. It was recognised by the 58 wealthy individuals who founded the Ri in 1799 and is just as relevant today. But to achieve the full benefits of what science has to offer, we must ensure that there is a healthy interaction between science and society – something we have pioneered for more than 200 years. There are multiple ways to get involved and support the Ri and to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science.


10% discount in Ri Cafe

A group pension scheme based on a matched contribution of up to 7% of salary

Opportunity for hybrid working where business need allows

Annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus all public holidays

Enhanced sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption pay