Workshops

A variety of hands-on activities during weekends, half-terms and school holidays. Workshops are run for all ages and cover topics in science, mathematics, computing and engineering.

  • Hands-on science experiences at the Royal Insitution

    Credit: Katherine Leedale

About

Family Masterclasses are aimed at children aged 7–12 with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. These workshops are designed to get families together to explore science in a fun and interactive manner. Please note, there must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking.

Holiday Workshops are for students only, and offer hands on experiences with science, and a chance for students to expand their knowledge and learn outside the school curriculum in an interactive, engaging environment.

Sunday 30 September

Family Masterclass: building bridges AM (age 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–12

Family Masterclass: building bridges PM (age 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

Sunday 14 October

Family Masterclass: building with STIXX (AM, ages 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

Family Masterclass: building with STIXX (PM, ages 7–12)

Explore the engineering behind bridges in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

Monday 22 October

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Cosmetic chemistry (age 10–12)

In this workshop, for 10–12 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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 23 October

LYSC Holiday Workshop: Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students learn about DNA and enzymes, and make their own DNA necklace.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Holiday Workshop: 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

Wednesday 24 October

LYSC Holiday Workshop: Forensics (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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15