Want to follow in the footsteps of the great and the good of science? For the third year running, the YES Competitions' final is being held at the Royal Society, London, whose previous Fellows have included Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Hawking.
This illustrious institute is the oldest independent scientific academy in continuous existence, since its inception in 1660. Dedicated to promoting excellence in science, the Royal Society is a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists. Its purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and encourage its use for the benefit of humanity. With many of our entrants focused on solving societal challenges which are global, it's the perfect venue at which to hold our finals.
The Royal Society also happens to be situated in one of the most prestigious and beautiful buildings in London. Previously home to a wealthy American, the Society moved here in 1947 and benefits from the opulent Italian Palazzo interior. With a Marble Hall, an elaborately carved stairway by Nash and beautifully painted and gilded ceilings, one feels the weight of history and those eminent scientists who have passed through.