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.

  • Tim Mitchell summer school

    Summer Schools at the Ri

    Credit: Tim Mitchell

Easter Workshops

This Easter, we have a number of workshops running for young people ages 7–18: discover the engineering behind wind turbines, learn to code or even extract your own DNA in our inspiring range of hands-on workshops. Click on the links below for more details, and to book tickets. 

Monday 3 April
Supercharged projectiles (age 13–15) Fully booked
Work together to convert different forms of energy into kinetic motion.

Tuesday 4 April
Supercharged projectiles (age 10–12) Fully booked
Students will work together to convert different forms of energy into kinetic motion.

Wednesday 5 April
A Question of taste (age 16–18)
Students will extract and test their own DNA to learn about the evolution of taste.
Let’s get coding (age 7–9)
Students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.
let’s get coding (age 10–12)
Students will explore some simple computer programs and get started with developing their own.

Thursday 6 April
Let’s get coding (age 7–9)
Students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.
let’s get coding (age 10–12)
Students will explore some simple computer programs and get started with developing their own.

Friday 7 April
Extract your own DNA (age 7–9) Fully booked
Students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.
Extract your own DNA (age 10–12) Fully booked
Students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.
Wind turbine engineering (age 13–15)
student will design and build their own wind turbines, and learn about the mathematics behind the engineering.

Monday 10 April
Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9) Fully booked
Students will be introduced to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state.

Tuesday 11 April
Forensics (age 13–15) Fully booked
Students will experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

Thursday 13 April
Pinhole Cameras (age 13–15)
Students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular black and white photographs.

 

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