The Lillingstone Trust Community Laboratory

The Community Laboratory is situated within the Discovery Centre at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham.  The Lillingstone Trust funded the fitting out of the laboratory and supports the outreach program based from the laboratory.

Robert Winston opens the Discovery Centre at Royal Latin School


The Discovery Centre was officially opened by Lord Winston and John Bercow in October 2015. 


The outreach program includes a series of lectures. 

Lectures started again on Wednesday 27 September with ‘Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions’ presented by Dr Mark Lewney. 

Full details of this lecture and forthcoming lectures can be found on The Royal Latin School website

The outreach program also takes science out to Year 2 pupils at local schools through Science Fayres which offer the pupils the opportunity to carry out simple science experiments that get them to question the world around them and develop essential enquiry skills.  

The Lillingstone Community Laboratory also welcomes use by the Science and Technology group of the Buckingham and District U3A.

A Science Fayre for Year 5 pupils is run each summer within the Discovery Centre and this is also funded by the Lillingstone Trust.
Science Fayres have been attended by about 540 pupils this year over 3 days.

‘May I thank everyone for the fantastic time the children had on Monday.  They were totally enthralled by all the experiments, excited and engrossed by everything that went on throughout the day.  Thank you to all the staff and students who led and helped.  They were fantastic, being patient and explaining everything brilliantly."

The Laboratory has 
also recently been used to host a quiz organised by BACAB