The Royal Institution is creating in-depth videos and engaging people with science
65

patrons

$300
per month
Hi, we’re the Royal Institution, we are passionate about engaging people with science and its place in our lives, and we would really appreciate your support.

What is the Royal Institution? We’re a charity based in the UK and we’ve been busy communicating science for over 200 years. Today we share science videos around the world on YouTube, from full-length lectures, featuring the world’s leading scientists, to explosive short films. Based in London, we also run year-round public events for adults and children, as well as the iconic CHRISTMAS LECTURES. If you want to know about our history (Michael Faraday, a bunch of Nobel Prizes, that sort of thing), check it out here.

Why do we need your support? We’re passionate about producing high-quality lectures and short films that make people think deeply about science, and we want to share them for absolutely anyone to enjoy. But filming, equipment, props, chemicals, editing, staff etc. all costs money. Despite our fancy name, we're just a regular old charity, and we don’t receive any government funding, so we rely entirely on money we raise ourselves. We currently make a small amount through YouTube advertising, but unfortunately it’s nowhere near enough to fund the team it takes to bring you all of our content.

We hope that lots of people see the value in what the Ri is trying to achieve and that you’d consider supporting us to keep doing it, including making more films! Ultimately, the more money we receive, the more lectures we can organise and film, the more high-quality short films we can make, and the more science we can share with the world online and offline.

What will you get? Most importantly, you’ll get a warm, satisfied feeling knowing that you’re helping raise awareness and understanding of science, and making people really think. There will also be all sorts of bonus extras like behind-the-scenes photos and stories, bloopers and explosions that didn’t make it into our films, gems from our science history archive, the chance to ask us anything you want, and to contribute to new films.
Tiers
Access to Patreon private feed
$1 or more per month 35 patrons
We'll give you access to behind-the-scenes photos, sneak peeks of upcoming content, gems from our archives, gifs and lots of updates crafted just for you. You'll also make us all happy here.
Early access
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
 We’ll share a private link to watch all our lectures a few days before they go out publicly on YouTube, so you can watch them before anyone else. We’ll also give you early access to our short films whenever we can. You'll also make our video producer jump with joy.


Plus access to Patreon private feed. 

Heaps of digital freebies
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
We’ll give you access to exclusive blooper reels and extra footage that doesn’t make it into the final edits of our films, and occasional graphics. We’ll credit you in the description of every new video on YouTube while you remain at this level. You'll also have our eternal gratitude.

Plus access to Patreon private feed and early video access.
Ambassador for science
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
You’re making a huge contribution to the work we do. You’ll have your name in the on-screen credits of all our films while you're at this level, access to all of the above goodies and four times a year we’ll post you a gift package. This might be an graphic print, some merchandise, something bizarre from the prep room, or something we haven’t even thought of yet. You'll be our BFF for life.


Plus access to Patreon private feed, early video access and all digital freebies. 

Goals
$300 of $1,000 per month
We would be over the moon to hit $1000 per month so we'll make an extra special video just for our subscribers.
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Hi, we’re the Royal Institution, we are passionate about engaging people with science and its place in our lives, and we would really appreciate your support.

What is the Royal Institution? We’re a charity based in the UK and we’ve been busy communicating science for over 200 years. Today we share science videos around the world on YouTube, from full-length lectures, featuring the world’s leading scientists, to explosive short films. Based in London, we also run year-round public events for adults and children, as well as the iconic CHRISTMAS LECTURES. If you want to know about our history (Michael Faraday, a bunch of Nobel Prizes, that sort of thing), check it out here.

Why do we need your support? We’re passionate about producing high-quality lectures and short films that make people think deeply about science, and we want to share them for absolutely anyone to enjoy. But filming, equipment, props, chemicals, editing, staff etc. all costs money. Despite our fancy name, we're just a regular old charity, and we don’t receive any government funding, so we rely entirely on money we raise ourselves. We currently make a small amount through YouTube advertising, but unfortunately it’s nowhere near enough to fund the team it takes to bring you all of our content.

We hope that lots of people see the value in what the Ri is trying to achieve and that you’d consider supporting us to keep doing it, including making more films! Ultimately, the more money we receive, the more lectures we can organise and film, the more high-quality short films we can make, and the more science we can share with the world online and offline.

What will you get? Most importantly, you’ll get a warm, satisfied feeling knowing that you’re helping raise awareness and understanding of science, and making people really think. There will also be all sorts of bonus extras like behind-the-scenes photos and stories, bloopers and explosions that didn’t make it into our films, gems from our science history archive, the chance to ask us anything you want, and to contribute to new films.

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Tiers
Access to Patreon private feed
$1 or more per month 35 patrons
We'll give you access to behind-the-scenes photos, sneak peeks of upcoming content, gems from our archives, gifs and lots of updates crafted just for you. You'll also make us all happy here.
Early access
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
 We’ll share a private link to watch all our lectures a few days before they go out publicly on YouTube, so you can watch them before anyone else. We’ll also give you early access to our short films whenever we can. You'll also make our video producer jump with joy.


Plus access to Patreon private feed. 

Heaps of digital freebies
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
We’ll give you access to exclusive blooper reels and extra footage that doesn’t make it into the final edits of our films, and occasional graphics. We’ll credit you in the description of every new video on YouTube while you remain at this level. You'll also have our eternal gratitude.

Plus access to Patreon private feed and early video access.
Ambassador for science
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
You’re making a huge contribution to the work we do. You’ll have your name in the on-screen credits of all our films while you're at this level, access to all of the above goodies and four times a year we’ll post you a gift package. This might be an graphic print, some merchandise, something bizarre from the prep room, or something we haven’t even thought of yet. You'll be our BFF for life.


Plus access to Patreon private feed, early video access and all digital freebies.