For over 350 years, gifts from Fellows and friends have helped the Royal Society to maintain a degree of financial independence and react quickly to immediate challenges. Your support now will allow us to continue to influence and lead scientific discovery and help to create a future for scientific excellence.
Since the Royal Society's founding in 1660, science has made vital contributions to saving lives, improving standards of living and transforming our understanding of nature. Scientific progress has been at the cornerstone of human advancement and the joy and wonder of scientific discovery is one of the highest expressions of human culture. Science, engineering and technology have radically changed the impact humans have on the planet radically, and and have influenced our understanding of ourselves, of our world, and of our universe.
The scientific revolution that was propelled forward by the 12 founding Fellows of the Royal Society is more relevant today than at any time in the Society’s history. Major new challenges such as climate change, infectious diseases, dwindling energy supplies, poverty and economic development demand strong scientific leadership on a national and global scale.
By making a donation to the Royal Society you will be joining a distinguished group of Fellows and friends in supporting the future of science for the coming generations. Regular giving to the Royal Society is easy and gifts at all levels are greatly appreciated. Your support will help maintain the Society’s outstanding work and allow future generations of scientists to make their own history at the Royal Society.