Holiday workshops

In the schools holidays, the Ri runs a range of workshops, bringing to life all areas of science, mathematics, computing and engineering through exciting hands-on workshops.

  • Exploring robotics

    Credit: Tim Mitchell

About the programme

The workshops in the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre offer students the chance to be a scientist for the day by making explosive bath bombs, extracting their own DNA, investigating forensic science, exploring the chemistry of colour and much more.

In the workshops devised by the Ri’s Masterclasses team, students will take part in sessions led by experts from across industry and academia. Students can design and build their own underwater robots, have a go at computer coding and mathematical origami, or even try their hand at bioengineering.

Monday 12 February

Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

11.00am to 1.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Extract your own DNA (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10 - 12 year-olds students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

2.00pm to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 13 February

Forensic DNA (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 13–15

Wednesday 14 February

Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9)

In this workshop, for 7–9 year olds, students will be introduced to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Friday 16 February

It's all in your head (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm, The conversation room

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

It's all in your head (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm, The conversation room

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9