Workshops

A variety of hands-on activities during weekends, half-terms and school holidays. Workshops are run for all ages and cover topics in science, mathematics, computing and engineering.

  • Hands-on science experiences at the Royal Insitution

    Credit: Katherine Leedale

About

Family Masterclasses are aimed at children aged 7–12 with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. These workshops are designed to get families together to explore science in a fun and interactive manner. Please note, there must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking.

Holiday Workshops are for students only, and offer hands on experiences with science, and a chance for students to expand their knowledge and learn outside the school curriculum in an interactive, engaging environment.

Please note, our ever popular Summer Schools programme will be available online in April. Please sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear when the programme launches. 

Saturday 28 March

CANCELLED Family Masterclass: Islamic geometry AM (age 7–12)

Learn to construct different Islamic geometric patterns in this Family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

CANCELLED Family Masterclass: Islamic geometry PM (age 7–12)

Learn to construct different Islamic geometric patterns in this Family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–12

Monday 06 April

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 07 April

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: Mars rover (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 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 10–12

Wednesday 08 April

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: Extract your own DNA- Special Educational Needs Workshop (age 10-15)

This workshop is designed for those children who have special educational needs that means they could not attend the standard LYSC workshops. Students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, and will be using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

12.30pm to 3.30pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–15

Thursday 09 April

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 14 April

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

Wednesday 15 April

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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 16 April

CANCELLED Holiday workshops: 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

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

Friday 17 April

CANCELLED LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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