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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