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.

Monday 18 February

Forensics (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 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 16–18

Tuesday 19 February

Magnets and motors (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motor to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Building with STIXX (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Building with STIXX (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 20 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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Thursday 21 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 1.00pm

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 22 February

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:

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

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12