The Royal Institution’s building in Mayfair – the place where 10 chemical elements were discovered and where Michael Faraday first demonstrated the power of electricity – has been put up for sale in an attempt to cover the charity’s mounting debts.
Scientists responded with shock that potential buyers had been shown around the RI’s imposing, grade I listed building on Albemarle Street in central London, with a view to selling the property for more than £60m.
Get one of the caring, sharing, let’s make it all more relevant, people into control of one of these things and they drive it into bankruptcy, don’t they?
The Guardian, The Industrial Society, now the Royal Institution.
Even if you look at it from Gramsci’s point of view, the aim was to control the institutions, not destroy them.