How you can help #savetheRi

We are thrilled to see the level of support for our campaign – and thank you so much to everyone who has been in touch via email, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.

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:

Tell people about this website:
and follow @save21albemarle on twitter and join the Facebook group.

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:

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:

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.



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2 Responses to How you can help #savetheRi

  1. Tim Crumpton says:

    I have just sent this to my MP

    “Dear John Leech,

    re: EDM944 Royal Institution building

    I would like you to consider supporting Early Day Motion 944 which is calling for a parlimentary debate on the suggestion that the trustees of the Royal Institution of Great Britain are considering selling their building at 21 Albemarle Street, London.

    I believe this building is of important national historical significance and should be kept as a scientific venue for research and lectures.

    Yours sincerely,

    Tim Crumpton, Chorlton”

  2. Tom Doust says:

    I’ve just sent a similar message to my MP, Dominic Grieve

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