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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 for Science, Emily Foster


Science Festival

Our 2016 Science Festival took place on Saturday 5 March.

6000 people discovered, celebrated and wereinspired 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 that took place at the event 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.


Biological Sciences Outreach

Biological Sciences Schools Lecture 2016

Spooky Fish in Extreme Environments by Dr Rudy Riesch
The annual Jack Pridham lecture on Monday 31 October at 6.15pm in the Boilerhouse Auditorium. Register here


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 the UK’s largest Rare Disease Day event on campus.

This year's event took place on 29 February 2016 . For information regarding the event please visit the webpage. 

Details of the 2017 event will be avaliable in due course.

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

Maths Outreach

Coulter McDowell Lecture 2016

The annual Maths department Coulter McDowell evening lecture is on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 6.15om in the Windsor Building Auditorium.

How Many...? What can we do when we cannot count?
Join Professor Ruth King to discover the mathematical answer to difficult questions when counting isn't possible.

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. Upcoming events in the AutumnTerm 2016-17 are as follows:

"Gentrification in the Global City: London in the age of crisis"
Lecture given by Dr Ollie Mould. Monday 21st November 5:30pm, Queen's Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Building.

For Booking enquiries please contact  - Emily.Foster@rhul.ac.uk


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.

To register your interest in Physics outreach please contact us via email.

Upcoming talks in Autumn Term 2016-17 are:


Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 18:30, Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London

“Catching ghost particles”, by Dr. Asher Kaboth


Thursday 8 December 2016, 18:30, Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London

“The coldest place in the Universe” by Dr. Andrew Casey

Check our Physics website for more details

Psychology Outreach

The Psychology department is looking for schools to collaborate with to collect data for a research project on emotion regulation. Download the flyer here and contact amanda.bittencourt-hewitt@royalholloway.ac.uk if you are interested in participating.



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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