Royal Institution Youth Summit 2024

Sixth form and college students from around the UK will learn, discuss and critically examine the topic of this year's CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

Students enjoying talks in the theatre
James Kinsman

The Youth Summit 2024 CHRISTMAS LECTURES will be based on the upcoming CHRISTMAS LECTURES. The topic will be announced at a later date.

The event is comprised of a series of in-person talks by experts on the topic as well as guided and facilitated discussions about the place of science in society and our daily lives. The aim of the Youth Summit is to gather Young People’s opinions, concerns and interests about the topic to aid the writing of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES script. Activities and demonstrations based on the topic will be available throughout the day.

This event is ideal for post-16 students with interests across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

A full agenda can be found below.

The 2024 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 September, to participate in this event. We are able to partially reimburse schools for travel expenses, in some circumstances. Please contact for more information.

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.

If you are interested in attending but cannot easily travel to London, please note that STEM Learning is hosting a Youth Summit 2024 event in York, date TBC. More details available soon.

Ticket information

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.


The event will take place on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop.