1851 Circle

The Imperial 1851 Circle recognises those giving between £1,000 and £4,999 a year.

This includes donors who make a generous regular gift of over £84 a month, or over £250 a quarter.

In 1851 Prince Albert shared his vision for South Kensington as a place for cross-disciplinary collaboration. That vision created one of the world’s most exciting neighbourhoods for the arts, sciences and industry.

Prince Albert was a champion of innovation and education, and his foresight paved the way for the creation of Imperial, in the same way that our donors today are instrumental in helping the college remain at the forefront of world leading scientific research and education. The Imperial 1851 Circle recognises donors who share our belief in the power of science and technology to change the world.

A pale blue 1851 Circle badgeMembers of the Imperial 1851 Circle receive:

  • A commemorative lapel pin
  • An invitation to an exclusive annual event for circle members
  • Invitations to other high-profile and public college events throughout the year
  • Special recognition in the College’s Annual Fundraising Report as an Imperial 1851 Circle member

To learn more about joining the Imperial 1851 Circle please contact Faylisha Scott on +44 20 7594 9330 or email giving@imperial.ac.uk.


2021 Your Imperial, Your Impact. Thank You Event

This year’s thank you event, ‘Your Imperial, Your Impact’ was held virtually on 9 November 2021 to celebrate our Queen’s Tower Society and Circle members.

This event was an exclusive opportunity to hear from Professor Emma McCoy, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience), and Professor Martin Siegert, Co- Director of the Grantham Institute and leading authority on climate and environmental science. We also heard from Anna Wall, Head of Regular Giving and Legacy Giving, who shared the impact of gifts on the lives of students at the College as alongside inspiring testimonials from current scholarship recipients undertaking exciting and innovative research at the College.

Your Imperial, Your Impact. Thank You Event

‘Your Imperial, Your Impact’ thank you event was hosted by Professor Emma McCoy, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) and included interviews from Professor Martin Siegert and student scholars.

2020 Online Circles Event

The Online Circles Event was held on 3 June 2020. This event was an exclusive opportunity to hear from Imperial experts about the work they are doing to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century. With a focus on disease and infection, this online event offered insight into some of the College’s most exciting and urgent work, including our leading role in the global response to COVID-19.

Online Circles Event

Professor Nigel Brandon hosting the online circles event and discussing COVID-19 research with academics and Imperial PhD students.