What's on

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.

21 July—04 August

Next 7 days Previous 7 days

When

21.07.2019

Submit

Select week to view events:

This week

Next week

Next month

Close

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:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 13–15

Into space with Kevin Fong

2015 Christmas Lecturer Kevin Fong returns to the Ri to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 12+

Tuesday 23 July

Are you bug body ready? How to survive parasites and insects

Join James Logan as he explores the world of insects and reveals the truth about how to stay safe when on holiday.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Conversation Room

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 24 July

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: 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

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: 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

Thursday 25 July

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: 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: 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: 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 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

Unravelling the double helix

Join Gareth Williams as he shows the vast history of scientific contributions made towards the double helix.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 26 July

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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 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

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

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: 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