The Royal Institution of Great Britain 1799

English; British
Westminster, City of Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1799 - founded with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public with George Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea standing as the first president.

1800 - Royal charter awarded by King George III.

1802 - Humphry Davy elected Professor of Chemistry.

1813 - Michael Faraday appointed Chemical Assistant.

1825 - Michael Faraday initiated the Christmas Lectures.

1826 - Michael Faraday instituted The Friday Evening Discourses.

1862 - formally adopted research as one of its activities.

1966 - the first complete series of Christmas Lectures televised