Magic of Materials Summer School

The Magic of Materials Summer School is a FREE three day residential course introducing pupils aged 14-15 to Materials Science and Engineering. It will be held at St Paul’s School, London from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July 2020.

The course is organised and run in partnership between St Paul’s School and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It brings to life the complex and diverse subject of materials science through a series of workshops and lectures led by teachers, academics and industry experts. The course will demonstrate the importance of the field across the sciences, engineering and technology.

This unique course is open to 24 non-fee paying school pupils from across the UK and is entirely free to attend. A maximum of three pupils from any one school will be selected and places will be allocated on the basis of a simple application form requiring a short statement from both pupils and teachers. As this course takes place during term time approval must be given by the pupil’s school, otherwise they cannot attend. We particularly encourage pupils with a keen interest in STEM, materials science and physics in particular to apply.

To apply please download and complete the application form including all signatures, and then return to Janet Mee via email ( or by post (Ben Still, St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road London SW13 9JT). The application deadline is Thursday 30 April, applications received after this date will not be considered.

Click here to download Application Form

Key Information

Dates and times: 11am on Monday 6 July to 3pm on Wednesday 8 July

Deadline for application: Thursday 30 April

Both student and teacher must complete all relevant sections of the application form.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must attend a UK non-fee paying school
  • Must be completing year 10 or equivalent
  • Must receive permission from school to attend
  • Pupils may apply for both the Magic of Materials and Particle Physics Summer Schools but will only be accepted on one