Summer Schools

Every summer the Royal Institution runs an action-packed Summer Schools programme filled with fun, hands-on, educational workshops for everyone aged seven to 18.

  • children at a summer school

    Enjoying a Summer Schools session.

    Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Tim Mitchell summer school

    Summer Schools at the Ri

    Credit: Tim Mitchell


Every summer in July and August, the Ri runs a Summer Schools programme, bringing to life all areas of science, mathematics, computing and engineering through exciting hands-on workshops. 

To see a full list of Summer Schools workshops, please go to the listing page here.

More information

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.

Ri Young Members receive 15% off Summer Schools bookings

The Potential Trust

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Summer Schools. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably on 01844 351666 or via email at for more information.

Download the full timetable

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