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Thank you for your interest in Young BRLSI

If you want to see pictures of previous Young BRLSI activities, BRLSI Young Researchers and 'hands on workshops'

go to  http://brlsi.org/youthactivitiesgallery and click on one or other of the links, which will take you to a gallery of photographs for the workshop of your choice. (The website is currently being rebuilt and thus the pictures do not show the most recent workshops and some of the galleries are jumbled we apologise for this)

You can also got to brlsiyouthgallery.org to leave messages, ask questions and find suggestions for activities.

The Youth Activities programme is part of the BRLSI’s Programme sub Committee’s outreach initiative to involve ALL enthusiastic learners under the age of 18 in all aspects of science and technology by linking up with local universities and making use of the full resources of the institution. There is a fee of £6 per workshop unless otherwise stated. Workshops are aimed at children over 8 and some workshops have a higher age limit. The BRLSI Young Researchers programme which links PhD and post doctoral students with 13+ young people in  a joint research project is open to all teenagers who are able to commit to attendance on the 2nd Saturday of the month from November to June inclusive.

What We Do

Once a month (on the second Saturday afternoon 1pm – 4pm) we provide workshops, in a wide variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering and maths. These workshops are organised in a caring, safe, learning environment which gives children and young people a chance to practise study, research and presentation skills.

We work closely with local institutions of higher education, receiving advice from academic staff and also input from undergraduate and postgraduate students who are passionate about sharing their subject knowledge. In addition, students from the Bath based, world famous Norland College for Childhood Education, assist with the supervision of our workshops.

BRLSI also provides tailor made science workshops for local schools and other groups.

Advance booking for all activities is essential and book early to avoid disappointment as most of our workshops are often fully booked three or four weeks in advance.


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Please remember that advance booking is essential and you need to book early.

All workshops are open to children age 8 and over (unless otherwise stated). They run on the 2nd Saturday of each month (not August) from 1pm to 4pm at a cost of £6 per participant per workshop.  If there is a choice of workshops on each day, children can only opt for one as they all run concurrently.

Please note that once a place is booked and paid for we cannot refund fees in the event of non attendance.

To book, send name of child with date of birth, contact telephone number and name of workshop to: coolbookings@brlsi.org You will then receive confirmation that there is an available place and will be invited to pay on line at http://www.brlsi.org/shop/cat/128 or at BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath.



June 11th Crazy Chemistry with Dr Dave. Join Dr Dave a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry in a fun filled afternoon of science. (20 places)

July 9th What did Adela Breton get up to and how did she do it? In the 19th century BRLSI member Adele Breton visited Mexico and amassed an amazing collection which was organised in a scientific way. It helped Bath understand more about Central Amertica. Find out how to make a scientific collection yourself, conduct observations and arrange the items in a systematic way. This workshop will make use of the Adele Breton Exhibition  which will be showing at the same time. (16 places)

July 9th The Faulkes Telescope. See the starlit sky of the Southern Hemisphere with Charles Draper of the Herschel Society (8 places over 9s only)

If you have noticed any mistakes on this website please let us know at coolbookings@brlsi.org



This will be advertised on June 30th

Bookings will be accepted from July 1st

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