Imperial is a fascinating place with over 100 years of history and more than 170,000 alumni. Explore features and articles about Imperial's heritage, browse the best videos from our digital archive and our live lecture series, and catch up with our latest news and events.
The Imperial Underworld
Staff and students go about their daily business oblivious to the world beneath their feet: a network of tunnels under the South Kensington Campus that is shrouded in mystery.
Imperial mascots: an enthusiast's guide to Imperial's long rivalries
Imperial has an age-old tradition of mascotry, symbolising its spirit and character. The kidnapping of mascots is a game of skill, cunning and opportunity played by the various students’ unions to raise money for charity.
Got the bottle?
For over a century, the unwavering focus of the Royal School of Mines has been on a black, battered, metal bottle… Since 1902, members of the Royal School of Mines have been meeting their rivals from Cornwall, the Camborne School of Mines, almost every year to valiantly face-off at rugby.
When do the Queen's Tower bells ring? How many of our Nobel Laureates can you name? Explore the history of Imperial's buildings and people.
100 Years, 100 stories
Enjoy memories shared by students, staff and alumni to mark Imperial’s Centenary in 2007.
The Queen's Tower
Visible across London, the Queen's Tower is at the heart of Imperial's South Kensington campus.
The College crest
“SCIENTIA IMPERII DECUS ET TUTAMEN" discover more about the history of Imperial’s crest and the history of heraldry.
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Shedding new light on Schrödinger's cat
Watch this year's Schrödinger lecture, presented by Nobel Laureate Professor Serge Haroche
Quantum theory: it's unreal
How to construct a better narrative over what really goes on in the subatomic world, the inaugural lecture of Professor Terry Rudolph
President to President
Tom Wheeler, President of Imperial College Union, takes Professor Alice Gast on a tour of the Union