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At the Royal Institution

Tony Benn MP is to speak on "Science and political power" to members and subscribers of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and their guests, February 3, 9 pm.

Other Friday discourses include: "The art of scientific demonstrations" by Dr David Jones, Newcastle University, March 17. Tickets: 0171 493 6470. Forthcoming RIGB schools' lectures include: "How atoms behave in real solids" for sixth formers (January 30 and 31, 5.30 pm); "Chemistry is ... elementary" for fourth formers (February 6, 5.30 pm and February 7, 2 pm); and Michael Faraday primary lectures on "Musical squares" (February 8 and 9, 10.30 am and 1 pm) and "Starting, stopping and moving" (March 22 and 23, 10,30 am and 1 pm). Admission free but by ticket only. Send SAE to Professor Catlow's Office (Education). Membership costs Pounds 75 a year, subscriber and associate rates per annum range from Pounds 10 (age 11-15) to Pounds 70 (college corporate). Details: RIGB, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1X 4BS. Tel: 0171 409 2992.

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