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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.

28 August—11 September

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28.08.2019

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Wednesday 28 August

Summer Schools: Introduction to space science (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will explore the theory of rockets and space travel, and design a mission to Mars.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Mathematics for astronomers (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will find out how mathematical tools can be used to explore the universe.

When:

10.30am to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular and sometimes weird black and white photographs.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Fabulous fractals (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore the wonderful world of fractals.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Masters of Science: Robert Lechler

Join Robert Lechler in conversation with Clive Cookson as he discusses his pioneering research into organ transplantation.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Thursday 29 August

Summer Schools: Forces, transport and motion (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year-olds, students will design and explore forces and transport.

When:

10.30am to 3.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Summer Schools: Networks (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students will explore network theory and the work of the mathematician Euler.

When:

10.30am to 12.45pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Summer Schools: Pinhole photography (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will discover how to make their own pinhole camera and use it to produce spectacular and sometimes weird black and white photographs.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Summer Schools: Networks (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students will explore network theory and the work of the mathematician Euler.

When:

2.00pm to 4.15pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Friday 30 August

LYSC Summer Schools: Crash testing (age 13–15)

This workshop for ages 13–15 helps students learn about vehicle safety and forces in a very practical way.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Sunday 01 September

How to be a science wizard (matinee)

American science TV presenter Jake shows us how anyone can be a science wizard!

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, The Theatre

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Tuesday 03 September

Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine

James Grime will illuminate the brilliant mathematical insights and innovative thinking of Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Monday 09 September

Fiction Lab - September 2019

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

When:

7.00pm start, Library

Type:

Talks

Tuesday 10 September

The future of mobility

Find out how will we get around in the world of the future in this event supported by the Faraday Institution.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks