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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.

12 April—26 April

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12.04.2019

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Friday 12 April

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 1.00pm

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 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Sunday 14 April

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Braving the elements (evening)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

6.00pm to 7.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 15 April

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

Braving the elements (matinee)

2012 CHRISTMAS LECTURER Peter Wothers shows us the exciting and explosive chemistry of the periodic table

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Tuesday 16 April

Social media workshop for young people

Come along to a one day workshop and help us shape our social media platforms.

When:

10.00am to 3.00pm, Sunley Room

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 16–18

LYSC Holiday Workshops: 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

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 1.00pm

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 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Leonardo: The art and science of attribution

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, Martin Kemp and Larry Keith discuss the issues involved in establishing the authenticity of works of art. Combining expertise from the fields of Art History and Technical Studies, our panellists will explain the essential role of scientific analytical techniques, while revealing that there is much more to the process than science alone.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Theatre

Type:

Patrons, Talks

Ri Quiz night - cancelled

We regret that this event has been cancelled

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Conversation room

Type:

Talks

Wednesday 17 April

Holiday Workshops: It's all in your head (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Magnets and motors (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motor to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Holiday Workshops: It's all in your head (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Unnatural history museums

Jack Ashby will explore the biases that can be detected in how people talk about animals, in ways which aren't apolitical or entirely scientific.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Conversation room

Type:

Talks

Thursday 18 April

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 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

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 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 23 April

Are we alone in the Universe?

Brad Gibson will examine the evidence for and against the existence of extraterrestrial life.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks