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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.

27 July—10 August

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27.07.2018

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Friday 27 July

Summer Schools: Code breaking challenge (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will race against time to learn cryptography and to decode secret messages.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Rapid robot development (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will design and build their own cardboard robot, based on an Arduino microcontroller.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Feel the power (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Feel the power (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Lighting the way: The spectacular science of light

Join Natasha Simons, exploring the electrifying and occasionally explosive science all about light the light.

When:

6:00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 30 July

Summer Schools: Building bridges (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will design and test their own bridges, exploring how different bridges are engineered.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: The enigma of cryptography (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will learn about historical codes and ciphers, making use of a working WWII Enigma machine.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Building bridges (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will design and test their own bridges, exploring how different bridges are engineered.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 31 July

Summer Schools: The mathematics of rainbows (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds students will explore the exciting world of rainbows.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: The enigma of cryptography (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will learn about historical codes and ciphers, making use of a working WWII Enigma machine.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: 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 Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: The mathematics of rainbows (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds students will explore the exciting world of rainbows.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 01 August

Summer Schools: Anamorphic art (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the exciting links between mathematics and art.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Programming in C# for beginners (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will have an introduction to basic programming in C# and use it to solve simple games and a variety of problems.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: Forensics (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 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 16–18

Summer Schools: Anamorphic art (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore the exciting links between mathematics and art.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 02 August

Summer Schools: Lego robot quest (age 7–9) AM

Get to grips with robotics in this hands-on workshop for ages 7–9 year olds.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Building with STIXX (age 10–12) AM

In this workshop for 10–12 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 10–12

LYSC Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Building with STIXX (age 10–12) PM

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

Summer Schools: Lego Robot Quest (age 7–9) PM

Get to grips with robotics in this hands-on workshop for ages 7–9 year olds.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Friday 03 August

Summer Schools: Code it, build it, solve it (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13-15 year olds students will build and code their way to engineering success.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: ScratchMaths (age 7–9)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 7–9.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: An introduction to rocket science (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students will explore the theory of rockets and space travel, and design a mission to Mars.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: ScratchMaths (age 10–12)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 10-12.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Monday 06 August

Summer Schools: Intro to the BBC Micro:bit (age 7–9)

Learn to use to the BBC micro:bit in this computer science workshop for 7–9 year olds.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 10–12) AM

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Paper folding, puzzle solving (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will use origami to explore some intriguing mathematical objects.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Intro to the BBC Micro:bit (age 10–12)

Learn to use to the BBC micro:bit in this computer science workshop for 10–12 year olds.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 10–12) PM

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 07 August

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Mathematical magic (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore some seemingly magical ways numbers can behave.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Making music with the BBC micro:bit (age 13–15)

Learn to make music the BBC micro:bit in this computer science workshop for 13–15 year olds.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Mathematical magic (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore some seemingly magical ways numbers can behave.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 08 August

Summer Schools: Mathematical origami (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore some seemingly magical ways numbers can behave.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Spectacular colour chemistry (age 7–9)

A workshop for 7–9 year-olds to learn more about what colour is and how things can be coloured.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Mathematical origami (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore some seemingly magical ways numbers can behave.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 09 August

Summer Schools: Feel the power (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: ScratchMaths (age 7–9)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 7–9.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Spectacular colour chemistry (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students will discover what a colour actually is, understand how objects become coloured, and how chemists can manipulate these aspects to produce dyes and pigments.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: ScratchMaths (age 10–12)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 10–12.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Feel the power (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12