Summer Schools

Every July and August the Ri runs a range of workshops, bringing to life all areas of science, mathematics, computing and engineering through exciting hands-on workshops.

  • Exploring science together

    Credit: Tim Mitchell

About the programme

The workshops in the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre offer students the chance to be a scientist for the day by making explosive bath bombs, extracting their own DNA, investigating forensic science, exploring the chemistry of colour and much more.

In the workshops devised by the Ri’s Masterclasses team, students will take part in sessions led by experts from across industry and academia. Students can design and build their own underwater robots, have a go at computer coding and mathematical origami, or even try their hand at 3d engineering.

Download the full timetable here, or use the filters below to explore all the workshops available this summer.

Ri Young Members receive 15% off all Summer Schools bookings - Just one of the perks of Ri Young Membership! See more info here.

Accessibility

Workshops all run in the Royal Insitution building on Albemarle Street. Workshops are in different rooms around the building, but there is step-free access from the street via lift to all workshops.

We are happy to accommodate and adjust for students with additional learning needs in our workshops wherever possible. Just let us know when you are booking online if you have any specific requirements. Please feel free to call us on 020 7409 2992 or email summerschools@ri.ac.uk if you would like to discuss this further with us.

Monday 22 July

A journey through mathematics (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will travel through time, exploring some of the mathematical ideas which changed our world.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Wednesday 24 July

Summer Schools: The magic of computer science (age 10–12)

Learn the logic of computing in this fun magic-based session for 10–12 year-olds.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: The magic of computer science (age 7–9)

Learn the logic of computing in this fun magic-based session for 7–9 year-olds.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Rapid robot development (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will design and build their own cardboard robot, based on an Arduino microcontroller.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Thursday 25 July

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: Electrical circuits (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will build circuits to control a driverless train.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Electrical circuits (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will build circuits to control a driverless train.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Anamorphic art (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the mind-bending world of anamorphosis.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Anamorphic art (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the mind-bending world of anamorphosis.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 26 July

Summer Schools: Chases and escapes (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the curvy maths behind giving chase.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Chases and escapes (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the curvy maths behind giving chase.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Photon bug coding (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will build an autonomous light seeking robot – a photon bug.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Loudspeakers and acoustics (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 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Loudspeakers and acoustics (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:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Monday 29 July

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

Tuesday 30 July

Magnets and motors (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 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 16–18

Thursday 01 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:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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 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: Drones (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore flight dynamics using microdrones.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Friday 02 August

Summer Schools: Making music and sound with 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: 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

Summer Schools: Shaping up (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will build and explore platonic solids.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Shaping up (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will build and explore platonic solids.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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

Monday 05 August

Summer Schools: Coding in 3D (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will find out how computers and coding are used to make 3D environments.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

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

Summer Schools: VEX robotic rover challenge (age 10–12)

Explore the basics of robotics in this hands on engineering workshop for ages 10–12.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: VEX robotic rover challenge (age 10–12)

Explore the basics of robotics in this hands on engineering workshop for ages 10–12.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

Tuesday 06 August

Summer Schools: Byte sized computing (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use a range of programming tools to explore computer graphics, codes and ciphers.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Crash testing (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will make and test crash-safe vehicles and explore the science of car crashes.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Crash testing (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will make and test crash-safe vehicles and explore the science of car crashes.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: KNEX rocket car challenge (age 10–12)

Build and test your own air powered rocket car in this hands on engineering workshop for ages 10–12.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: KNEX rocket car challenge (age 10–12)

Build and test your own air powered rocket car in this hands on engineering workshop for ages 10–12.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

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

Wednesday 07 August

Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtle shapes (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: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Skateboards to starships (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will explore how the laws of motion take us into space and beyond.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

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 age 13–15

Thursday 08 August

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: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

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

Friday 09 August

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: 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 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Shooting the moon (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use programming to simulate a rocket launch to the moon.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Monday 12 August

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

Summer Schools: Scratchmaths (age 10–12)

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

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Investigations with Pascal's triangle (age 10–12)

In this session for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the two and three dimensional worlds of maths.

When:

2:00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

Tuesday 13 August

Summer Schools: Engineering in 3D (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore the exciting topic of 3D imaging, with a number of hands-on experiments.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

Wednesday 14 August

Summer Schools: Exploring Mars (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students explore the challenges of the future of robotics through controlling and programming a LEGO Mindstorms robot.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Exploring Mars (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students explore the challenges of the future of robotics through controlling and programming a LEGO Mindstorms robot.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Game, SET, maths (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will explore ideas from number theory and geometry by investigating the strategy of the card game SET.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Patterns and predictions (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore patterns: how to spot them, describe them and use them to make predictions.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Thursday 15 August

Summer Schools: How to keep a secret (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will find out about cryptography in computer science and how to go about cracking codes.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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

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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

LYSC Summer Schools: Forensics (age 13–15)

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 age 13–15

Friday 16 August

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

Summer Schools: Polygons, polyhedrons, flexagons and topology (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will get hands-on and practical, exploring shapes and their properties.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Monday 19 August

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

Tuesday 20 August

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

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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 21 August

Summer Schools: Scratchmaths (age 7–9)

In this workshop for ages 7–9, students will explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Scratchmaths (age 10–12)

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

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: It's all in your head (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: It's all in your head (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

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:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

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, 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

Thursday 22 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: 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 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Fantastic fractals (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will create their own Sierpinski Triangles and then come together to build a giant one.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Fantastic fractals (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will create their own Sierpinski Triangles and then come together to build a giant one.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 23 August

Summer Schools: Robotic explorers (age 10–12)

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

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Robotic explorers (age 10–12)

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

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: McLaren vehicle design 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:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

LYSC Summer Schools: Mars rover (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use a Lego Mindstorms mars rover to explore, and search for signs of extra-terrestrial life.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Tuesday 27 August

Summer Schools: Introduction to space 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: How big is the universe? (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use mathematics to try to understand how the universe works.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: 1.618 The golden ratio (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the fascinating golden ratio.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: 1.618 The golden ratio (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the fascinating golden ratio.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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

Wednesday 28 August

Summer Schools: Introduction to space science (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore the theory of rockets and space travel, and design a mission to Mars.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Mathematics for astronomers (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will find out how mathematical tools can be used to explore the universe.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 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 13–15

Thursday 29 August

Summer Schools: Forces, transport and motion (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will design and explore forces and transport.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

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: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

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

Friday 30 August

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

This workshop for ages 13–15 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