What's on

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.

08 February—22 February

Next 7 days Previous 7 days

When

08.02.2020

Submit

Select week to view events:

This week

Next week

Next month

Close

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

Thursday 13 February

Masterclass Taster Evening

Join us for a taste of our UK-wide Masterclass programme, where we run workshops for young people in maths, engineering and computer science

When:

6.30pm to 8.15pm, The Royal Institution

Type:

Workshops, Talks

Audience:

This event is for people aged 18+

Saturday 15 February

Perpetual motion - from Leonardo da Vinci to the present day

Join us and the Leonardo da Vinci Society for a day-long seminar about perpetual motion.

When:

9.15am to 6.30pm, The Library

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+

Wednesday 19 February

LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

Thursday 20 February

LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

Friday 21 February

Holiday workshops: How big is the universe? (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will use mathematics to try to understand how the universe works.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15