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 which is specifically designed to share the love of science with primary schools, special schools and the wider community.

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 Lillingstone Trust also funds the outreach program which

includes a series of community science lectures given by

visiting speakers from universities, companies and 

entrepreneurs.

Full details of all 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 welcomes use by the Science and Technology group of the Buckingham and District U3A. Please speak to Dorothy for more information.

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

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."