Start-up Science Masterclasses

FREE Start-up Science Masterclasses for S1 and S2 Students

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is inviting applications for the Spring 2020 Start-up Science Masterclasses. These are run in partnership with, and will take place at, St Andrews University. The Masterclasses are intended to give young people who have shown an interest in science and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience.


Four Masterclasses will take place on successive Saturday mornings and will comprise of a mixture of talks and fun, practical activities with guidance and encouragement from session leaders.


There will be Masterclasses on:

Marine Discovery (4th April)

Bagpipes and Electrons (25th April)

Volcanic Eruptions:  Past and Present – On Earth and Beyond (2nd May)

Chemical Cluedo (16th May)


To apply for a place, please download and complete the following application form: 

You can also pick up an application form from any Science Teacher.


You can then return the form by post to:

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

22–26 George Street




Or by email to:


The closing date for applications is Saturday 21st March at 12noon.