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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.

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07.08.2019

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Wednesday 07 August

Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtle shapes (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will have a go at getting creative with a simple computer program to solve puzzles and problems.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Skateboards to starships (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will explore how the laws of motion take us into space and beyond.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Family and young people, Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

LYSC Summer Schools: Forensics (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age age 13–15

Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtles (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will have a go at getting creative with a simple computer program to solve puzzles and problems.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

The most dangerous scientist in history

Join Frank Close as he explains the physics and the espionage of the most dangerous spy in history.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 08 August

Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Coding from scratch (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Skateboards to starships (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore how the laws of motion take us into space and beyond.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: Forensics (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Coding for the web (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore some simple computer programs and get started with developing their own.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 09 August

Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Shooting the moon (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use programming to simulate a rocket launch to the moon.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Exclusive tour of our archives (2pm)

Join one of our expert curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of our historic collection

When:

2.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Summer Schools: Probability and game shows (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will see if mathematics can help you win game shows.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Exclusive tour of our archives (4pm)

Join one of our expert curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of our historic collection

When:

4.00pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Happy sesquicentennial to the periodic table

Eric Scerri will examine the history of the periodic table.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 12 August

LYSC Summer Schools: A question of taste (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will extract and test their own DNA to learn about the evolution of taste.

When:

10.00am to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Scratchmaths (age 7–9)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 7–9.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Investigations with Pascal's triangle (age 10–12)

In this session for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore the two and three dimensional worlds of maths.

When:

2:00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Scratchmaths (age 10–12)

Explore mathematics in a simple way using computer coding, for students aged 10–12.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Fiction Lab - August 2019

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

When:

7.00pm start, Writing Room

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 13 August

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Engineering in 3D (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore the exciting topic of 3D imaging, with a number of hands-on experiments.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

LYSC Summer Schools: Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students learn about DNA and enzymes, and make their own DNA necklace.

When:

11.00am to 1.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

LYSC Summer Schools: Extract your own DNA (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

2.00pm to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 14 August

Summer Schools: Exploring Mars (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students explore the challenges of the future of robotics through controlling and programming a LEGO Mindstorms robot.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Patterns and predictions (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore patterns: how to spot them, describe them and use them to make predictions.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Game, SET, maths (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will explore ideas from number theory and geometry by investigating the strategy of the card game SET.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Exploring Mars (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students explore the challenges of the future of robotics through controlling and programming a LEGO Mindstorms robot.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 15 August

Summer Schools: How to keep a secret (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will find out about cryptography in computer science and how to go about cracking codes.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Forensics (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age age 13–15

Summer Schools: Codes and ciphers (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore codes and ciphers from the last 2000 years

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Adventures in topology (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore topology, the world of 3D shapes and the mysteries within.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 16 August

Summer Schools: Engineering arches (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore the mathematical and physical properties of arches before making their own free-standing structure.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Polygons, polyhedrons, flexagons and topology (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will get hands-on and practical, exploring shapes and their properties.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Monday 19 August

LYSC Summer Schools: Spectacular colour chemistry (age 7–9)

A workshop for 7–9 year-olds to learn more about what colour is and how things can be coloured.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Tuesday 20 August

Summer Schools: Programming in C# for beginners (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will have an introduction to basic programming in C# and use it to solve simple games and a variety of problems.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: 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

Summer Schools: Thinking inside the box (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will use balloons to solve puzzles, problems, challenges and more.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Summer Schools: Thinking inside the box (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will use balloons to solve puzzles, problems, challenges and more.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: 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