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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

Saturday 22 February

Family Fun Day: Secrets and lies

Get hands-on with the 2019 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at this season’s Family Fun Day.

When:

Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm

Type:

Family and young people

Audience:

Ages 7+

Friday 28 February

The science of thrill (Discourse)

Join thrill engineer Brendan Walker as he explores everything from the psychophysiology to the theatrical set design needed to stage these intricate ride experiences.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks