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.

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    Summer Schools at the Ri

    Credit: Tim Mitchell

Family Masterclasses

These workshops are aimed at children aged 7-12 with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. There must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking.

Sunday 9 July: building bridges
10.30am to 12.30pm  Fully booked
1.30pm to 3.30pm Fully booked
Become a civil engineer for the afternoon and build your own wooden bridge. This workshop with David Jazani will take you hands-on into the different processes involved in building a bridge: design, construction, and of course stress testing. Together, you will make sure that the design is structurally sound, that the workmanship is up to scratch, and of course you keep on top of quality control. Do you have what it takes to build the best bridge? 

Sunday 16 July: Get lucky?
10.30am to 12.30pm
1.30pm to 3.30pm
At least 15 million tickets are sold every week in the National Lottery Lotto draw, but is it worth buying a ticket? In this workshop we ask the questions: what does mathematics say about the lottery? Is it worth playing? Can we increase our chances of getting lucky? Zoe Griffiths will help participants answer these questions by exploring the mathematics of combinations, Pascal’s Triangle and probability.

Family talks in the Theatre
See inspiring speakers and demo-filled talks in the world famous faraday lecture theatre.
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