Summer Schools: Loudspeakers and Acoustics PM (age 10–12)

14.00am to 16.30pm, Monday 20 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Building a simple loudspeaker

    Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

  • Speakers

    • Jon Constable


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

From loudspeakers to automotive exhausts, acoustic devices are all around us, yet they all have different design outcomes.

In this workshop, students will explore concepts that underpin modern acoustic theories, before constructing a working speaker from household materials.

About the speaker

Jon Constable qualified as an engineer in automotive engineering from Kingston University in 2003 and has worked in the audio, pump and compressor fields since graduating.

Jon currently holds the post of Operations Manager but still has a hand in the design and development of products. He enjoys engineering and is passionate about the profession with particular interests in British manufacturing.

In his spare time, Jon enjoys designing and manufacturing part modifications for his classic cars as well as mountain biking.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies

This workshop is based on an Ri Engineering Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (fourteen calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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