Beyond the lab

Throughout the year the L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre runs special events for students, teachers and families both at the Ri and around the country.

  • Pinhole camera photograph of the LYSC team

    The LYSC team posing for a pinhole camera photo at Butlins.

    Credit: Royal Institution
  • Generating Genius partnership

    Credit: Karen Hatch
  • L'Oréal Young Scientist of the Year 2013 competition

    Credit: Karen Hatch
  • Judges and winners of the L'Oréal Young Scientist of the Year 2013 competition

    Credit: Karen Hatch

Butlins 'Astonishing Family Science Weekends'

Throughout the year the LYSC team bring the spirit of experimentation and hands-on science around the country with the ‘Butlins Astonishing Family Science Weekends’. Hundreds of families take part in activities designed to ignite a passion for scientific exploration and discovery. Past weekends have taken place at Bognor Regis and Minehead.

Read about the team’s experiences delivering lip balm and pinhole camera workshops in Bognor Regis.

  • Girls doing lip balm science activity at Butlins

    Making a lip balm from scratch at the Butlins Astonishing Family Science Weekend.

  • A photograph taken at the LYSC pinhole camera workshop.

    Credit: Royal Institution

The UClan and Ri Young Scientist Centre

In October 2014 the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Ri partnered to open a new ground-breaking facility at UCLan's Preston campus. This Young Scientist Centre – the first of its kind outside of London – bring hands-on science and technology to young people in teh North West of England. 

Read more about the partnership, or visit the UCLan and Ri YSC homepage.

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