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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 July—12 August

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Tuesday 29 July

Summer School: Number bases

In this workshop for 7-9 year-olds, students will explore the numbers which we use every day and find out why we count up to ten.

When:

10.00am - 12.30pm, Library

LYSC Summer School: Magnets and motors

A workshop for 11 - 14 year olds to build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motor to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked

When:

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

Summer School: Curves and lines

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds, students will investigate curves and discover the hidden beauty within mathematics.

When:

1.30pm - 4.00pm, Library

Wednesday 30 July

Summer School: Shake, rattle and roll

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will learn how to detect earthquakes and will use their engineering skills to try and overcome them.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Library

LYSC Summer School: A question of taste

A genetics workshop for 16 - 18 year olds where students will extract and test their own DNA to learn about the evolution of taste

When:

10.00am - 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Thursday 31 July

Summer School: Codes and ciphers (7-9 year-olds)

In this workshop for 7-9 year-olds, students will investigate codes and ciphers through the ages.

When:

10.00am - 12.30pm, Library

LYSC Summer School: Forensics

A hands-on chemistry workshop for 14-18 year olds to experience the science of a forensic lab

When:

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

Summer School: Codes and ciphers (10-12 year-olds)

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds, students will investigate codes and ciphers through the ages.

When:

1.30pm - 4.00pm, Library

Friday 01 August

Summer School 2014: It's not rocket science (7-9 year-olds)

In this workshop for 7-9 year-olds, students will have a go at rocket engineering.

When:

10.00am - 12.30pm, Library

LYSC Summer School 2014: Spectacular colour chemistry (11 - 14 year-olds)

A workshop for 11 - 14 year-olds to learn more about what colour is and how things can be coloured

When:

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

Summer School 2014: It's not rocket science (10-12 year-olds)

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds, students will have a go at rocket engineering.

When:

1.30pm - 4.00pm, Library

Monday 04 August

Summer School 2014: Coding from Scratch

In this workshop for 7-9 year-olds, students will use graphics to help develop their ideas into real, working computer programs.

When:

10.00am - 12.30pm, Conversation Room

Summer School 2014: The story of π

In this workshop for 16-18 year-olds students will investigate π, exploring the often surprising properties and uses of this important number.

When:

10.00am - 4.00pm, Library

LYSC Summer School 2014: Extract your own DNA (7 - 9 year-olds)

A great introduction to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level. For 7 - 9 year-olds

When:

11.00am - 1.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Summer School: Puzzles, mazes, turtles and shapes

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds, students will be exploring the basics of creating and manipulating computer graphics and computational thinking.

When:

1.30pm - 4.00pm, Conversation Room

LYSC Summer School 2014: Extract your own DNA (10-12 year-olds)

A great introduction to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level. For 10 - 12 year-olds

When:

2.00pm - 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Tuesday 05 August

Summer School 2014: Building bridges (7-9 year-olds)

In this workshop for 7-9 year-olds, students will design and test their own bridges, exploring how different bridges are engineered.

When:

10.00am - 12.30pm, Library

Summer School 2014: Hands-on 3D printing

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will explore the design and development of 3D printed objects, creating one of their own.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Conversation Room

LYSC Summer School 2014: Bacterial evolution

A workshop for 14 - 18 year-olds to see evolution in action using bacteria DNA

When:

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

Summer School 2014: Building bridges (10-12 year-olds)

In this workshop for 10-12 year-olds, students will design and test their own bridges, exploring how different bridges are engineered.

When:

1.30pm - 4.00pm, Library

Wednesday 06 August

Summer School 2014: 3D printing and design

In this workshop for 16-18 year-olds, students will have a go at developing their own 3D printed object, learning about the design and production process.

When:

10.00am - 4.00pm, Conversation Room

Summer School 2014: The mystery of numbers

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will explore deep connections in mathematics by looking at the mysterious world of numbers.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Library

Summer School 2014: Spectacular colour chemistry (14 - 18 year-olds)

A workshop for 14 - 18 year-olds to learn more about what colour is and how things can be coloured

When:

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

Thursday 07 August

Summer School 2014: Byte-sized computing

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will use a range of programming tools to explore computer graphics, codes and ciphers.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Conversation Room

Summer School 2014: Weapons of math instruction

In this workshop for 16-18 year-olds, students will work together to analyse and improve catapults.

When:

10.00am - 4.00pm, Library

LYSC Summer School 2014: Cosmetic chemistry

An introduction to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state for 7 - 10 year olds

When:

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

Friday 08 August

Summer School 2014: Byte-sized computing for grown-ups

In this special adult Summer School workshop, participants will explore the ‘dark art’ of computer programming through simple and easy applications.

When:

10.00am - 4.00pm, Conversation Room

Summer School 2014: Knots and links

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will investigate knot theory and will see how exploring knots mathematically can be very useful.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Library

LYSC Summer School 2014: High velocity eggsporter - crash testing

A workshop for 11 - 14 year-olds to design and build a robust model vehicle

When:

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

Monday 11 August

Summer School 2014: The mathematics of musical instruments

In this workshop for 13-15 year-olds, students will investigate explore the mathematics in musical instruments and create some of their own.

When:

10.00am - 3.00pm, Library

Fiction Lab - August 2014

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

When:

7.00pm start, Writing Room