The Ri and L’Oréal

The Royal Institution and L’Oréal have been working together for years to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with science.

  • Young people getting hands-on in the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre.

    Credit: Royal Institution

The Royal Institution (Ri) and L’Oréal UK and Ireland have been working together for over 16 years to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science.

A highlight of this partnership is the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre, a modern laboratory in the Ri’s historic home in central London.

Since 2009, the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre has provided exciting experiences in cutting-edge science for more than 52,000 young people aged 7–18 through hands-on laboratory workshops, as well as outreach activities in the UK and internationally. Our imaginative and exploratory workshops, led by a dedicated team, aim to bring science to life in the most compelling way and offer young people from all backgrounds a fascinating insight into the reality of life as a scientist or engineer.

  • Exploring science in the LYSC.

    Credit: Karen Hatch

  • Hands-on science activities at a Butlins Astonishing Family Science Weekend in 2016.

  • Engaging with the public at New Scientist Live.

    Credit: Royal Institution

  • Activities in the LYSC encourage a spirit of creative scientific exploration.

    Credit: Royal Institution

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