What’s On at the Royal Institution summer 2017

Here’s a round up of the SUMMER school events & Family Events coming up at the at ROYAL INSTITUTION in Mayfair.

You can enjoy a wide range of morning and day workshops for kids aged 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 years old. Sessions are brilliantly planned on subjects from Engineering in 3D to the mathematics of rainbows. Read the Summer course prospectus here.

You can catch up 5 of the Best Science Clubs for London Kids over here. Also check what’s on offer at your favourite family events company My Culture Club, remember that you get a fully personalised concierge service with your bookings at culture club. Don’t be shy, we love to help.



Animals: inside and out
2.00pm to 5.00pm, Wednesday 31 May
There is a surprising amount to learn by looking at the body of an animal – what environment it lives in, how it can move about and even how it evolved to be here today! Join Andrew Crook from the Royal Veterinary College to find out some of the exciting and surprising things we can learn when we study anatomy, and take a look at animals, inside and out. After the talk get hands-on with a variety of amazing specimens from the RVC collection.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

The fire of life
6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 7 July
People are warmer on the inside than their surroundings, so how does the human body generate its own heat? Join Ruben Meermanin exploring this exciting topic, using liquid nitrogen, explosions, a thermal camera and more. You’ll find out what temperature really means, see heat appear out of nowhere and learn how ‘The Fire of Life’ keeps your body warm.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+


21st Century materials
6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 28 July
Think 50 years into the future – what will our cities be built of? Where will we get our food from? How will doctors keep us healthy? Join former Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik to look into these questions, and more, by exploring some of the amazing and exciting materials which will help build our future.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.


The Turner Twins – World first adventurers
6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 11 August
Hugo and Ross Turner have travelled to extremes in the name of science: across the Atlantic Ocean, up 5000m peaks and over the Greenland polar ice cap. As identical twins, they are uniquely able to test how the body survives in these extreme environments, and how new materials, diet and technology can help. Come and hear more about their incredible journeys, and see the equipment they needed to survive in these wild places.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

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