The Galton Institute is a learned society concerned with the scientific study of all aspects of human heredity. These include molecular genetics, genetic medicine, genetic epidemiology, population genetics and population dynamics, demographics, human evolution, elements of psychology and the statistical analysis of inherited traits.


Surveying Galton's Legacy

Conference 2017 at the Royal Society was on Sir Francis Galton’s Legacy. See the report in the next issue of the Galton Review.

Galton Institute Essay Prize 2018

If you are an A level student with a fascination for genetics and statistics and an aptitude for writing, consider entering our Essay Prize 2018 for the chance of winning the top prize of £500.

The Galton Review

The fifth issue of our new newsletter The Galton Review is now available.