62nd London International Youth Science Forum 2021
HYBRID LIYSF: 28thJULY – 11thAUGUST 2021
Join us at the 62nd LIYSF for our unique science summer school in the UK for students aged 16-21 years old.
Summer Science Camp
Enjoy our 15 day STEM programme with lectures from leading scientists, scientific visits to world class laboratories combined with cultural interaction. Can’t attend in person? No problem, join us online at LIYSF VIRTUAL.
What’s Included? On-Campus versus VIRTUAL
|LIYSF On-Campus||LIYSF VIRTUAL|
|LIYSF PHYSICAL||LIYSF VIRTUAL|
|✅ 12 principal lecture demonstrations, with Nobel Prize winner lecture held in the historic Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society – see our 2021 schedule below||✅12 principal lectures, live-streamed on our interactive platform|
|✅4 specialist lecture sessions, across a wide range of STEM subjects – choice of 16 lectures||✅ 4 specialist lectures, 4 recorded parallel sessions on-demand|
|✅Propose questions to lecturers in person||✅Be involved, participate and contribute live in lecture Q&A’s|
|✅ 4 day visits to top UK university departments including London, Oxford and Cambridge and visits to national research facilities – choice of 40 visits||✅10 scientific visits online content|
|✅Meet other students from around the world, CONNECT, network and participate in debates||✅Meet other students on our global digital platform, live chats and virtual debate lounges|
|✅Access to virtual content to re-watch lectures or see alternative parallel sessions||✅Virtual on demand, re-watch or view missed sessions|
|✅Certificate upon completing the programme||✅Digital certificate|
|✅Opportunity to present project investigation work in our Science Bazaar||―|
|✅Immersive social and cultural interaction – 10 events||―|
|✅Connect in person with fellow students on campus during meals, in halls, social activities and free time||―|
|✅Optional sightseeing tours across the UK and in London visiting iconic landmarks. Opportunity to see top west-end theatre shows||―|
|✅14 nights’ accommodation in South Kensington, central London||―|
|✅All meals provided throughout||―|
|✅Travel to scheduled events within the programme||―|
LIYSF 2021 Schedule
This is the full on-campus schedule for LIYSF 2021. Sessions coloured in grey show programme elements that are available both in-person and online at LIYSF VIRTUAL.
|Wed 28th July||Arrivals||Welcome|
|Thu 29th July||Opening Ceremony & Nobel Prize Winner Keynote Address – Professor James Rothman & LIYSF President Welcome – Professor Clare Elwell||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Professor Nick Jennings CB||Welcome Party|
|Fri 30th July||Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments in London – More Information||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE||Great Crossword Treasure Hunt – More Information|
|Sat 31st July||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope||The Science Forum Bazaar – Student Project Poster Board Event – More Information||Optional Visit to the London Eye – More Information|
|Sun 1st August||Optional Visit to Stonehenge – More Information||Optional Visit to Stonehenge OR London Thames Sightseeing River Cruise||Debate Evening|
|Mon 2nd August||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Professor Valerie Gibson||Specialist Lectures – More Information||Student Topics & Science Communication|
|Tue 3rd August||Day Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments – More Information||Day Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments||Optional Theatre Night – More Information|
|Wed 4th August||Specialist Study Day – More Information||Specialist Study Day – More Information||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Professor Pete Vukusic|
|Thu 5th August||Day Visits to Oxford & Cambridge Research and Scientific Establishments – More Information||Day Visits to Oxford & Cambridge Research and Scientific Establishments||Rehearsals|
|Fri 6th August||Specialist Lectures||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Professor Fiona Watt & Afternoon Visits to Museums||International Cabaret – Cultural Showcase Performance Evening – More Information|
|Sat 7th August||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Professor Saiful Islam||LIYSF Olympics (Sports Day Session with Team Games) – More Information||Principal Lecture Demonstration – Dr Andrew Szydlo|
|Sun 8th August||Optional Visits: Day visit to Oxford OR Day visit to Cambridge More Information||Optional Visit to the Tower of London or Thames River Sightseeing Cruise||Traditions of Home – Sharing World Customs and Fashion Evening – More Information|
|Mon 9th August||Specialist Lectures||Optional Visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and/or the London Eye – More Information||Optional Theatre Night|
|Tue 10th August||Keynote Lecture – Professor Martin Rees||Closing Keynote Lecture – Professor Dame Julia King & Ceremony||Farewell Party|
|Wed 11th August||Departures|
STEM programmes in the UK are intended for young students from across the world who want to build their career in the field of science, math, technology and engineering. Read more about the importance of STEM here.
As always, LIYSF will aim to cover a broad range of subjects across STEM fields and students will be able to tailor their programme to suit their own STEM interests. Future developments with Artificial Intelligence, Nano-technology, Engineering, Robotics, Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Astrophysics will be considered in depth across LIYSF lectures and visits from world leading researchers.
For two weeks at LIYSF, participants live together as an international community to exchange their ideas and experiences of the world. The modern world still presents new challenges and the scientific advancements continue to increase. How science moves forward in the future, with the thinkers of today and the questions to be asked, comes from those students attending LIYSF.
SCIENCE FOR HUMANITY
The LIYSF 2021 STEM programme will have the underlying theme “science for humanity”.
There are many challenges that we are facing today as a society that really only scientists can address. Science activities can make a real change in our world.
The problems we face globally are diverse and challenging in nature, so we need diverse teams to tackle these. At LIYSF 2021 we will consider how all science disciplines should be used together to provide effective solutions for challenges such as, climate change, sustainable energy, viruses, ageing and over-population to data management, cyber-security and the authenticity of information. We will consider how science can be used to mobilise change and address the issues we face.
Never has science been more vital to mankind. Therefore, how science is communicated is even more important today – not just to governments and policy makers, but to everyone. Scientists must be able to articulate their ideas in an effective manner and provide evidence-based facts.
LIYSF 2021 will not only consider what the scientific and technological landscape might look in the future and how this can be influenced, but will also equip students with new knowledge and skills, connections and a broader perspective.