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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019

The Royal Society Of London For Improving Natural Knowledge (Commonly Known As The Royal Society)

  • Income


  • Spending


  • Status


Charity no. 207043 Company no. RC000519

Contact details

Public address

  • 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Aims & activities

The Royal Society has three roles: A learned society; The UK's Academy of Science; And as a funding agency. We - Promote science and its benefits - Recognise excellence in science - Support outstanding science - Provide scientific advice for policy - Foster international and global cooperation - Provide education and public engagement

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:


* £18.3M investment gains(losses)



Assets and liabilities

  • £62.8M Own use assets
  • £261.3M Long term investments
  • £-11.6M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £18.0M Other assets
  • £26.2M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history


Raises funds from the Public


This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios


Charitable objects


Governing document


Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

The Royal Society


Risk management
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

Linked charities

  • 23 Trustees
  • 200 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Dame Bridget Ogilvie Ac Dbe Frs None on record
Professor Andrew Hopper Cbe Edsac Replica Project Up-to-date
Royal Commission For The Exhibition Of 1851 Up-to-date
Sir John Skehel Frs None on record
Professor Richard Catlow Frs None on record
Professor Ulrike Tillmann The Warden And Scholars Of The House Or College Of Scholars Of Merton In The University Of Oxford Up-to-date
Prof Russell Foster None on record
Professor Sir Leszek Krzysztof Borysiewicz Cancer Research Uk Up-to-date
Professor Gillian Bates Frs None on record
Sir Venki Ramakrishnan Prs (Chair) None on record
Jean Beggs Earlham Institute Up-to-date
Professor Eleanor Campbell Frs None on record
Dr Mariann Bienz Frs None on record
Dame Sue Ion Frs None on record
Professor Karen Steel Frs None on record
Professor Julia Yeomans Frs None on record
Professor Keith Ball None on record
Professor Peter Bruce None on record
Professor Michael Ashfold None on record
Dr Christopher Dye None on record
Professor Chris Hawkesworth None on record
Professor Thomas Mcleish None on record
Professor Sheena Radford None on record
Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland