Young Scientists Summer School - Debate Chamber

Young Scientists Summer School

Are you inquisitive? Are you creative? Do you find yourself wondering how things work, and why? Do you want to help shape the future of Planet Earth? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Young Scientists Summer School is for you. We offer students aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting topics in Science, from the foundations of quantum physics to the moral complexities of genetic engineering.

Science is more than a body of knowledge, it is a way of thinking.  The Young Scientists Summer School focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the desire to explore academic material independently.  Taking in a wide range of skills from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering, students will discover how to build bridges, design a rocket and a Mars rover, search for life on distant planets, and trace the history of the universe all the way back to a trillionth of a second after the big bang. A strong emphasis will be placed on collaborative problem-solving, with an expert tutor on hand to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The structure of the course across three days ensures an enjoyable variety of puzzles, problems, activities and exercises. During each session, students will benefit from the sensitive guidance of our friendly team of tutors, and from small class sizes which ensure that there is plenty of space for each voice to be heard. At the end of the course, students will leave feeling inspired to explore the wonders of the universe, and motivated to make a difference.

See a schedule for this course here.

Are you inquisitive? Are you creative? Do you find yourself wondering how things work, and why? Do you want to help shape the future of Planet Earth?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Young Scientists Summer School is for you. We offer students aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting topics in Science, from the foundations of quantum physics to the moral complexities of genetic engineering.

Science is more than a body of knowledge, it is a way of thinking.  The Young Scientists Summer School focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the desire to explore academic material independently.  Taking in a wide range of skills from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering, students will discover how to build bridges, design a rocket and a Mars rover, search for life on distant planets, and trace the history of the universe all the way back to a trillionth of a second after the big bang. A strong emphasis will be placed on collaborative problem-solving, with an expert tutor on hand to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The structure of the course across three days ensures an enjoyable variety of puzzles, problems, activities and exercises. During each session, students will benefit from the sensitive guidance of our friendly team of tutors, and from small class sizes which ensure that there is plenty of space for each voice to be heard. At the end of the course, students will leave feeling inspired to explore the wonders of the universe, and motivated to make a difference.

See a schedule for this course here.

‘In science we look for a new theory by the following process: first we guess it, then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if the theory was correct, and finally we compare the result of the computation with nature by performing an experiment. If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is. It does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what your name is – if it disagrees with experiment it is wrong. That is all there is to it.’

Richard Feynman

Practical Details

The Young Scientists Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14, and will take place 14th – 16th August 2019 (waiting list).

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

The cost of the three-day Young Scientists Summer School is £275 per student – to secure your place you will need to pay a 50% deposit, with the balance payment due eight weeks in advance of the course start date.

To book a place or places at the Young Scientists Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0800 8101058, email info@debatechamber.com, or book online.

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.