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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.

29 March—12 April

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29.03.2019

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Friday 29 March

How your brain maps the world (Discourse)

Join John O'Keefe, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014, for the March Discourse.

When:

7.20pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Discourses, Talks

Monday 01 April

Fiction Lab - April 2019

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

Tuesday 02 April

Gold: Unreactive and underrated

Explore the economic and scientific relevance of Gold as part of the international year of the periodic table.

When:

7.30pm to 8.45pm, The Theatre

Type:

Talks

Friday 05 April

Antarctica’s cryptic clues

Oceanographer Lavenia Ratnarajah will discuss her Antarctic expeditions and the cryptic clues left behind from small microscopic plants to large baleen whales.

When:

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Conversation room

Type:

Talks

Saturday 06 April

The kitchen science cookbook

Michelle Dickinson takes us on action-packed kitchen adventure with catapults, explosions, eruptions and more

When:

2.00pm to 3.15pm, Event has been rescheduled, see below for info

Type:

Family and young people, Talks

Audience:

Ages 7+

Monday 08 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Mars rover (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will use a LEGO Mindstorms mars rover to explore, and search for signs of extra-terrestrial life.

When:

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

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Tuesday 09 April

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

Wednesday 10 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Forensics (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 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 16–18

Thursday 11 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9)

In this workshop, for 7–9 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 7–9