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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.

05 February—19 February

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05.02.2020

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Friday 07 February

Boomerangs, bouncing balls and other spinning things

Hugh Hunt explores the common underlying threads that link all of these interesting phenomena, using a range of exiting and sometimes perplexing demos.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 10 February

At the edge of time: exploring the mysteries of our universe’s first seconds

Dan Hooper explores extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Fiction Lab - February 2020

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

When:

7.00pm start, Sunley Room

Type:

Talks

Monday 17 February

Holiday workshops: Feel the power (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Holiday workshops: Feel the power (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

How to pull the north pole off a magnet

Join Felix Flicker as he discusses how magnetic monopoles could lead to fundamental advances in electronics that overcome physical limitations faced by electrical currents today.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 18 February

Holiday workshops: Building with STIXX (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Cosmetic chemistry (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 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 10–12

Holiday workshops: Building with STIXX (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Build a universe: brick by brick

Ben Still shows how a handful of different building bricks and a few construction rules cooked up the chemical elements essential to life on Earth.

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Schools, Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 13+