If you’re looking for something fun to do in 2019 why not think about creating a Royal Institution Masterclass to share your favourite topic in mathematics, engineering or computer science with keen young people? There’s lots of support available through our Masterclass Speaker Development Programme and upcoming training events in London and Newcastle.

See below for more details and booking links for the training events, or get in touch to find out more.

The Ri Masterclass programme opens young people’s eyes to the diversity of mathematics, engineering and computer science. All over the UK, keen young people attend series of usually six workshops to explore areas of these subjects outside their school experience. Students from a range of schools in each series’ catchment area are put forward by their teachers, who are asked to choose those they feel would benefit most from attending. The programme aims to allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the wonders and applications of these far-reaching subjects and to continue their interest and engagement into later life. We work with local STEM professionals, educators and academics to support them to develop and deliver interactive and theoretically deep workshops based around their own favourite topics. Our workshop leaders (known as speakers) share their enthusiasm and experience, helping to nurture curiosity and a sense of inquiry among the Masterclass students. Across the UK we have programmes at both primary and secondary level.

Ri Masterclass Speaker Training Days
London – Saturday 19 January 2019, 10am-4.30pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
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North Shields (near Newcastle) – Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10am-4.30pm
Central Exchange 360, North Shields NE30 1SE
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Each training day is delivered by the Royal Institution’s Masterclasses team and aimed at local STEM professionals, academics and educators, including those already involved in the programme who wish to develop their skills. The events are free but booking is essential. Throughout the day participants will develop some of the essential skills needed for creating and delivering an Ri Masterclass based on their own favourite topic, with sessions on presentation skills and classroom management, content creation and unconscious bias and inclusive learning. Please see the online event description of more details.

These training events are part of our Speaker Development Programme http://www.rigb.org/education/masterclasses/get-involved/speakers/speaker-development-programme , which gives structured support for new Masterclass speakers.

If you have any questions please get in touch: masterclasses@ri.ac.uk

If you cannot make these events but wish to find out more about becoming a Masterclass speaker, or want to discuss how you could support the programme in another capacity, please get in touch or see here: http://www.rigb.org/education/masterclasses/get-involved/events for details of more training and taster events across the UK – we will update this page as more events are organised.

Samantha Durbin, Clothworkers’ Associate in Mathematics, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
e. sdurbin@ri.ac.uk
t. 020 7670 2915
m. 07741 657 952