Summer Schools: Science song-writing workshop (age 14–18)

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Friday 24 August

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

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  • Write songs about science with Jonny Berliner!

    Credit: Royal Institution


Standard £50

Ri Young Members £42.50

Event description

Have you ever wondered why it's so much easier to learn lyrics than the facts you learnt in science lessons? Science troubadour and teacher Jonny Berliner, will show you how to write memory boosting revision songs that contain all the information you need to sound like an expert. Who said revision couldn't be fun? No musical ability necessary and bring your own instrument if you wish.

The workshop includes free entry to Jonny’s talk on the same evening, Sci-Tunes at 6.00pm.

About the speaker

Science troubadour, Jonny Berliner, is a pioneer of the geekpop genre and stalwart of the science comedy circuit. His unique brand of comedy science songs have featured in Guardian Science Weekly podcast, Radio 4, and such eminent scientific institutions as CERN and the Royal Institution. Jonny is also an experienced science educator in the formal and informal education sectors, and a versatile multi-instrumentalist and an expert on using song in educational settings.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 14–18 year-olds. No musical ability necessary and bring your own instrument if you wish.

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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