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21.10.2018

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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

The measure of science: Redefining the kilogram

Join Michael de Podesta as he explores what it means to redefine standard measurements used around the world.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

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

The Conversation: Conspiracy theories

The Royal Institution teams up with online news site The Conversation to discuss conspiracy theories.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Conversation Room

Type:

Talks

Thursday 25 October

Innate: How the wiring of our brains shapes who we are

Join Kevin Mitchell as he traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our brains.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 26 October

Robotics: Natural efficiencies (Discourse)

Join zoologist and inventor Adrian Thomas as he showcases his work mimicking nature, from a drone that's inspired by a dragonfly to a boat with a fin rather than a propeller.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Saturday 27 October

Family Fun Day: Everything changes

Family Fun Days at the Ri are packed full of hands on science demonstrations and experiments, as well as exciting, explosive theatre shows.

When:

Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Type:

Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 29 October

Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are

Join Robert Plomin as he explores how DNA is more important than any other factor in influencing what makes you, you.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 31 October

The life-changing magic of numbers

Join Bobby Seagull for an exploration into the numbers all around us

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 01 November

The secret life of science: How science really works and why it matters

Join Jeremy Baumberg who will explain why globalization is not necessarily good for science.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 02 November

Catalysts and chemistry: Building a sustainable future

Join Bert Weckhuysen as he explores how chemistry is being used to create waste-powered transport and why it is so difficult to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Saturday 03 November

Black magic: the extraordinary history of coal

Andrew Szydlo explores the chemistry of coal in this demonstration filled spectacular.

When:

6.00pm to 7.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+