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Welcome to the Young BRLSI Page

BRLSI offers hands on science workshops for children and young people


How to book a workshop

Please remember that advance booking is essential and you need to book early to guarantee a place!

Step 1

Send name of child with date of birth, contact telephone number and name of workshop to: [email protected]

Step 2

You will then receive confirmation if there is an available place

Step 3

You will then be invited to pay online through the BRLSI shop.

Who are we?

The Young BRLSI programme is part of the BRLSI’s outreach Initiative to involve all enthusiastic learners under the ages of 18 in all aspects of science and technology. Young BRLSI provides a wide variety of fun and engaging activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) open to families and children over 8 years old throughout the Bath area.

What is our mission?

Young BRLSI is passionate about learning and fun in a relaxing yet academic environment. These workshops are organised in a caring, safe, learning environment which gives children and young people an opportunity to practise study, research and presentation skills related to STEM. Young BRLSI endeavors to make STEM subjects accessible to as wide a community as possible.

What do we offer?

  • 'Hands on' STEM workshops for children 8-11
  • The Science Cadets for children 11-13
  • The Young Researchers programme for children 14+
  • BRLSI also provides tailor made science workshops for local schools and other groups

How do we work?

Young BRLSI work closely with local institutions of higher education in order to share resources and utilise the skills and knowledge of both academic staff and undergraduate and post graduate students who are passionate about their subjects. In addition, students from the Bath based, world famous Norland College for Childhood Education, assist with the supervision of our workshops making sure the children receive the very best in pastoral care.

When do the workshops take place?

Young BRLSI run activities every second saturday of the month from 1.00pm - 4.00pm through October - July.


Please note that the Summer programme will be advertised on March 1st and booking will take place from March 1st. To ensure a place please book as soon as possible  at



Spring Programme 2017


BRLSI 2nd Saturday ‘hands on’ workshops children (8 to 10)


20 places only unless otherwise stated - £6 per workshop



11 March

Engineering Chemistry: What is a Chemical Engineer? - James from the University of Bath Chemical Engineering Department will show you how to be one.


(Wednesday March 22nd STEM  Ambassador Training 2pm to 4pm for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with STEM children’s workshops. Free.  Please book in advance at [email protected])


8 April

Sustainable Chemistry Workshop - Have you ever wondered what jelly worms, fruit and SpongeBob have in common? Come and join us to find it out! In this workshop you will learn how to think as a scientist who cares about the environment and the world. Miriam, Maria and friends from the University of Chemistry Department will show us how to have science fun.


Science Cadets and Young Researchers


BRLSI Science Cadets - runs every 2nd Saturday (not August). Children devise their own  STEM projects and take part in fun science events. £24 for the term. (11-13 year olds; 18 places only) This group provides opportunities to undertake challenging activities through a variety of fun projects involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.



BRLSI Young Researchers - runs every 2nd Saturday (not August). PhD students pair up with young people to follow a research project. £24. for the term. (14-16 year olds). Open to all teenagers.  We are currently taking bookings for October 2017 to October 2018!


Special events



Free events (just turn up!)



Bath Taps into Science


Friday 17 March - in University Sports Hall 10.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 18 March - in Victoria Park, Bath 10.00am to 4.00pm 


Outreach workshops  


Foxhill Curo Offices, 1st Tuesday in the month 4.00pm to 5.00pm  Free

Tuesday February 7th - Explosions.

44AD Studios, York Street Bath, 2nd Friday in the month 4.00pm to 5.00pm  Free

Gateway Centre, Snowhill, 3rd Wednesday in the month 4:30pm to 5:30pm  Free

Family Trails

BRLSI also sells illustrated self guided family trails which have been devised by members of Young BRLSI. Each trail lasts approximately one hour:

> Adelard of Bath. This trail takes you around the Norman city which England's first Mathematician knew well.

> Tree Gazers Trail in Victoria Park which helps you identify a score of celebrated and in some cases, champion trees.

> Geology Trail which helps you identify some amazing rocks brought back from all around the world and used in building of some of Bath's notable buildings.

> Science Trail visiting sites in centre of Bath associated with famous Bath Scientists.

The Trails are available at at BRLSI reception or you can buy online via the BRLSI shop.

Youth Gallery

If you want to see pictures of previous Young BRLSI activities, BRLSI Young Researchers and 'hands on workshops' go to and click on the link, which will take you to a gallery of photographs for the workshop of your choice.

You can also go to to leave messages, ask questions and find suggestions for activities.

If you see a mistake on Young BRLSI pages, please let us know at [email protected]

Please note that all images on this site are copyright of BRLSI and must not be used without written permission.

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