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Science Outreach


 At Royal Holloway we seek to inspire an interest in science in people of all ages and show that science is both relevant and fun.The thriving scientific community within our Faculty of Science carries out world-class research that helps shape our outreach activities.

We co-ordinate a broad programme of science outreach activities for local primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and FE colleges as well as the public. We develop and present a varied programme of talks, demonstrations, visits and hands-on workshops. We also provide a contact and resource for anyone working in education to support the teaching of science at all levels.

For more information, please contact our Schools Liaison Officer 


Science Festival

Our annual Science Festival takes place in March.

This popular event attracts people of all ages to discover, celebrate and be inspired by science at Royal Holloway with a packed programme of free events at our Egham campus.

Click here to find out more about the exciting events over the last few years.

Science for Schools Lecture Series 

A series of school-friendly lectures presented by Royal Holloway’s Faculty of Science where students can hear our scientists talk about the research they do and discuss some of the hot topics in science. There is a chance to ask questions afterwards and also chat one-to-one with academics about the subject.

Visit our events pages for details


Biological Sciences Outreach

The School of Biological hosts various outreach events- for more details see the School of Biological Sciences webpages.


Rare Disease Day

Rare diseases affect less than one in 2,000 people. There are more than 7,000 rare  diseases which together affect 24 million people in Europe and consume 20 per cent of healthcare costs. Rare Disease Day is a globally recognised day. As Royal  Holloway conducts world-leading research into rare diseases, we host a Rare Disease Day event right here on campus.

This annual event takes place at the end of February . For information regarding the event please visit the webpage. 

Details of the 2018 event will be avaliable in due course.

Maths Outreach

Coulter McDowell Lecture 2017

The annual Maths department Coulter McDowell evening lecture is on 8 November 2017

Guest speaker Dr Julia Wolf, Heilbronn Reader in Combinatorics and Number Theory, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol

What’s the(ir) difference? Primes, twin primes and other relatives

More details from CoulterMcDowell@royalholloway.ac.uk


Primary Maths Club

In association with North Runnymede Learning Partnership, this is an exciting opportunity to see maths in a new light! With interactive workshops and engaging activities, aspiring  mathematicians are able to explore topics such as 'Maths in Nature', 'Codes and Ciphers', 'Mirrors and Angles', and much much more! 

Geography Outreach

Monday night lecture series

The Geography department run a regular series of Monday night lectures for sixth form students. 


Physics Outreach

In association with the South East Physics network (SEPnet), we offer a range of Physics enhancement workshops designed to support GCSE and A Level teaching and to encourage students to study Physics at A-Level and beyond.

On 30 October we will celebrate international Dark Matter Day with an evening talk about the ongoing research into Dark Matter.

Check our Physics website for details

Psychology Outreach

The Psychology department  runs regular events for schools.and colleges.

For details visit the Psychology pages


See what happens at Royal Holloway's Science Festival




Creativity Day: Explore the First World War using radio and writing

Creativity Day: Explore the First World War using radio and writing

Our annual R:Fest Creativity Day at Royal Holloway this year focuses on the centenary of the First World War, giving pupils the opportunity to get creative and see English in a new light, presenting them with different interpretations of, and reactions to, the conflict.
The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club

Throughout November 2013, over 250 Key Stage 3 students attended launch trips at Royal Holloway, in partnership with the Brilliant Club, an award winning non-profit organisation.
Graduate is a Tough Young Teacher

Graduate is a Tough Young Teacher

One of the teachers on BBC Three's new documentary Tough Young Teachers is Chloe Shaw, a graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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