In defence of the Royal Institution

telescoper:

Just a quick reblog to draw attention to the campaign to save the Royal Institution from oblivion. Following catastrophic management by Susan Greenfield when she was Director of the RI, it is now virtually bankrupt and forced to contemplate the sale of the historic buildings in Mayfair it has occupied for over two hundred years. Please support the campaign.

Originally posted on Save the Ri:

I am pleased to join forces with, and lend my support to, the Save21AlbemarleStreet campaign set-up last Friday by Mary R. Perkins.  The following statement reflects discussions we have been having. A new joint website will be appearing later, and in the meantime I encourage people to follow @Save21Albemarle on Twitter and, for those on Facebook, to join the group:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Save21AlbemarleStreet

Thank you to the overwhelming level of support so far.  I apologise for not replying to each email individually – there are just too many!

Harry

Campaign to Save the Royal Institution

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.”  So wrote Winston Churchill, and there is no building anywhere in the world to which this profound observation applies more than the Royal Institution.  We can move all the books in the British Library to a new building, as has been done, and we can move all…

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2 Responses to “In defence of the Royal Institution”

  1. Richard Field Says:

    The RI must be saved for the nation: I have taken many of my students to lectures there and know the inspiration it gave them. Questions should be asked in Parliament about this parlous state of affairs and in the last analysis lottery funding could be used.

  2. […] this year, in common with other media, this blog pledged its support to a campaign to save the Royal Institution from financial oblivion. In doing so I may have given […]

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