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20 August—03 September

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20.08.2018

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Monday 20 August

Summer Schools: Skateboards to Starships (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will explore how the laws of motion take us into space and beyond.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Loudspeakers and Acoustics AM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the concepts underpinning acoustic devices and will have a go at making their own speakers.

When:

10.30am to 13.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Introduction to robotics (age 14–18)

In this week-long Summer School for 14–18 year-olds, students will investigate the many aspects of product development in order to design and build two specialised robots.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm for five days

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 14–18

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular and sometimes weird black and white photographs.

When:

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

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Loudspeakers and Acoustics PM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the concepts underpinning acoustic devices and will have a go at making their own speakers.

When:

14.00am to 16.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 21 August

Summer Schools: Robotic explorers AM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will learn to control and program LEGO Mindstorms robot, and get it complete a number of challenges.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Exploring shapes (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the five platonic solids using giant balloons.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Engineering Arches (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will explore the mathematical and physical properties of arches before making their own free–standing structure.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 13–18)

In this workshop for 13–18 year olds, students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular and sometimes weird black and white photographs.

When:

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

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 13–18

Summer Schools: The maths and science of bubbles (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, the curious shapes found in bubbles will be explored.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Robotic explorers PM (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will learn to control and program LEGO Mindstorms robot, and get it complete a number of challenges.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 22 August

Summer Schools: Thinking inside the box (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will use balloons to solve puzzles, problems challenges and more.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: McLaren Vehicle Development Challenge (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students will explore the fast paced world of F1 automotive design.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular and sometimes weird black and white photographs.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Thinking inside the box (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will use balloons to solve puzzles, problems challenges and more.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 23 August

Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtles (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will have a go at getting creative with a simple computer program to solve puzzles and problems.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: The maths and science of bubbles (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, the curious shapes found in bubbles will be explored.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Crash testing (age 13–15)

This workshop helps students learn about vehicle safety and forces in a very practical way.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: The maths and science of bubbles (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, the curious shapes found in bubbles will be explored.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtles (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year–olds, students will have a go at getting creative with a simple computer program to solve puzzles and problems.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 24 August

Summer Schools: Networks (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore network theory and the work of the mathematician Euler.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Coding from scratch (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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Science song-writing workshop (age 14–18)

In this workshop for 14–18 year-olds students will learn how to hacking your memory with music, and write science songs

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 14–18

Summer Schools: Networks (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore network theory and the work of the mathematician Euler.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Coding for the web (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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Sci-Tunes

With biological beats, funky physics and rockin' geology, Sci-Tunes with Jonny Berliner is a fun-packed, song-studded, demo-tastic celebration of science that will have you laughing and learning in equal measure!

When:

6:00pm to 7:15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Wednesday 29 August

LYSC Summer Schools: 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

Thursday 30 August

LYSC Summer Schools: 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

Sunday 02 September

Engineering at the speed of light

Anita Sengupta will reveal what it's like to be an aerospace engineer who works at the extremes of her field.

When:

2.30pm to 4.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+