At campaign HQ we have now put together a core team of people, an Ri Action Group, which includes myself, Harry Kroto, and various others. And we are currently in the process of coming up with a ‘plan of attack’ of ways to help to save the Ri.
How you can help:
That will help us to communicate with everyone and make it easier for us to ask for the specific help we need as plans develop.
Also please sign the petition I started, asking the government to buy 21 Albemarle street from the Ri and then let them remain in the building. I think the building is worthy of being described as a “world heritage site” as well as being a centre of current exciting research and of science communication (did you know that over 4 million people watch the Christmas lectures world-wide?)
The petition is at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44790
Can we get a million signatures? Please sign it and share the link above with all of your friends.
You could also write to your MP – tomorrow I will post a suggested template for a letter, and tell you how to get in touch with them easily.
And then there is financial support... Every little helps, so please donate whatever you can to the Ri – you can do so online, via Just Giving, here: http://www.justgiving.com/royalinstitution
And, if you want to be a part of it and help shape the future of the Ri, then why not become a member? Anyone can join and you can do so on-line here: JOIN THE Ri – Membership starts from just £28 for Associate Membership, £85 for Full Membership, £13 for Student/Junior Membership, or if you are feeling flush you can become a Fellow of the Ri for just £295 🙂
Thanks again for all your support. Together, we will Save 21 Albemarle Street and Save the Ri.