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The Royal Institution is the home of science in the heart of London, with a packed programme of accessible science for adults, children, families and schools.
Through talks in our world famous theatre, leading scientists and cultural commentators explore the latest amazing science and the way in which it shapes our lives.

19 February—05 March

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Tuesday 19 February

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

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 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

Electronic identities

Join Bart Jacobs as he will explain an exciting new technology that offers an alternative approach to electronic identities

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

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

Identity, anatomy and the forensic conundrum (Discourse)

Join forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic Dame Sue M Black identity through forensic investigation.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Saturday 23 February

Family Fun Day: Who am I?

Get hands-on with the 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at this season’s Family Fun Day. Drop in for an action-packed day of talks, demonstrations, experiments and more!

When:

Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Type:

Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7+

Tuesday 26 February

Future Money: The problem with cryptocurrencies

On 22nd May 2010, software developer Laszlo Hanyecz swapped 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, and the first documented purchase of real world goods with cryptocurrency was complete. Nine years on and numerous peaks and troughs later, our experts discuss what this means for the future of money.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Friday 01 March

Humble Pi: when maths goes wrong

Stand-up mathematician takes us on a humorous tour through what happens when maths goes wrong

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Monday 04 March

An introduction to quantum theory (short course)

Dr James Millen returns to present a six part introduction to the world of quantum theory

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm weekly

Type:

Short courses