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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