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Thursday 30 March

'The End of Alchemy': An evening with Lord Mervyn King

The Royal Institution is proud to host a discussion with Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, about his book, 'The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy'.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 31 March

Bragg lecture 2017: The wondrous world of perovskites (Discourse)

Mike Glazer discusses the importance of the crystalline structures that make up 38% of the volume of the earth - perovskites.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Monday 03 April

Supercharged projectiles (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will work together to convert different forms of energy into kinetic motion.

When:

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

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 13-15

Tuesday 04 April

Supercharged projectiles (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will work together to convert different forms of energy into kinetic motion.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10-12

Wednesday 05 April

A question of taste (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16 - 18 year olds, students will extract and test their own DNA to learn about the evolution of taste.

When:

10.00am to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16-18

Let's get coding (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year–olds, students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm, Demonstration Room

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7-9

Let's get coding (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore some simple computer programs and get started with developing their own.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Demonstration Room

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 10-12

The science beneath our feet: De-extinction and volcanoes

Ri Patrons are invited to attend an exclusive presentation and discussion surrounding ground-breaking research on the subject of de-extinction and the chemical and physical processes of volcanoes.

When:

7.00pm to 9.30pm, Conversation Room

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Thursday 06 April

Let's get coding (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year–olds, students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm, Demonstration Room

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7-9

Let's get coding (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore some simple computer programs and get started with developing their own.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Demonstration Room

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 10-12

Friday 07 April

Wind turbine engineering (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, student will design and build their own wind turbines, and learn about the mathematics behind the engineering.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm, Demonstration Room

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 13-15

Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7-9

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:

14.00pm to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10-12