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Royal Institution Youth Summit 2019

Join us at our free summit for young people to share your ideas about the future of science and policy.

Students enjoying talks in the theatre
James Kinsman

Event description

This one day event on Thursday 28th March 2019 will bring together sixth form and college students from around the country to learn, discuss, debate and present on the topics of identity, science and policy.

Following on from this year’s Christmas Lectures, the day’s discussions will explore sexuality, gender, nationality and ethnicity. We will ask young people to make concrete recommendations about ways that we as a society can move forward on some of our most pressing problems, with a particular focus on our digital identity. They will not only identify actions that they can take as individuals, but will also make recommendations for actions that can be undertaken by the Ri and the event sponsors.

The day will begin with keynote speeches from experts in topics surrounding identity, with interests across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The students will then spend the bulk of the day working together, discussing the issues raised and finally coming together to present their ideas to the group as a whole.The 2019 Youth Summit is a free event, for students aged 16-18. We are inviting teachers to sign up a maximum of 20 students to bring along to the Royal Institution in March, to participate in this event.We are able to reimburse schools for travel expenses, in some circumstances. Please contact for more information.

A more detailed plan for the day will be sent out in the coming weeks - please book now to secure places. Exact numbers of students can be changed prior to the event, but please book for the rough number of students you would like to come along.


School group tickets:

Teachers can book a group of up to 20 students along with at least one teacher or responsible adult (please book a teacher ticket for each adult attending with the group). All students in the group must be between 16 and 18. Dependent on availability, we may be able to accommodate larger groups, please enquire at

Individual sixth form student tickets:

Sixth form students may attend alone if they have obtained permission from their sixth form to take the day out, please email to enquire about these tickets.