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.


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 if you would like to discuss this further with us.