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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.

24 April—15 May

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24.04.2019

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Friday 26 April

How to look inside a volcano (Discourse)

Christopher Jackson will show how new 3D seismic imaging techniques can be used to illuminate the structure of volcanoes and the evolution of their underlying 'hot rocks'.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Saturday 27 April

Family Masterclass: get lucky? (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind the lottery in this family Masterclass, aimed at ages 7–12 with their families.

When:

10.30am to 12.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–12

Family Masterclass: get lucky? (age 7–12)

Explore the mathematics behind the lottery 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

Wednesday 08 May

The angina monologues

Cardiac surgeon Samer Nashef who will explore his collection of heart-stopping true stories while discussing medical realities that are rarely observed.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 09 May

The physics of black holes

Join astronomer Chris Impey as he explores the most extreme objects in the Universe, black holes.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 10 May

The death of reason: How advertising works

Rory Sutherland will use case studies form the world's biggest brands to reveal our understanding of 'psycho-logic'.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 13 May

What works: The science of education

Find out more about ‘what works’ to improve teaching and learning with a panel of experts.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Fiction Lab - May 2019

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

When:

7.00pm start, Demonstration Room

Type:

Talks