Debate Chamber Summer Schools

Debate Chamber Science and Mathematics Summer Schools are for aspirational students who want to indulge their passion for problem-solving and push back the boundaries of their knowledge. Led by a team of expert tutors, our courses focus on developing intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and the desire to explore academic material independently.  Small classes allow for a discussion-based approach, creating a comfortable environment for students to share ideas amongst their peers and to progress from their existing knowledge towards more challenging material.

Physics Summer School 

The Physics Summer School explores some of the most exciting and revolutionary ideas in contemporary physics, from the smallest quantum particles to the largest spiral galaxies.  The Summer School is split into two parts, with each part comprising a structured five-day programme. Part 1 focuses on classical mechanics and astrophysics and is open to GCSE and A-Level students. Part 2 focuses on quantum mechanics and relativity and is open to students who have completed at least one year of A-Level Mathematics by the time the course begins.

‘The Debate Chamber Physics course was both challenging and stimulating and one which provided a firm grounding on some cutting edge, modern physics. We were taught about both the very large and very small, from special and general relativity to quantum mechanics and the philosophical interpretations of the measurement problem. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone contemplating studying the subject at university or to anyone who just wants to learn some physics!’ 

Mathematics Summer School 

The Mathematics Summer School is aimed at students aged 15-18 who want to explore more advanced topics in pure and applied mathematics. Part 1 focuses on number theory, geometry, abstract algebra, probability theory, code-breaking and computation. Part 2 offers a university-style approach to the topics of linear algebra, analysis, differential equations, proofs, infinities and cryptography. As with the Physics Summer School, Part 2 requires that students have completed one year of A-Level Mathematics by the time the course begins. 

‘If you are considering taking a maths related degree at university in the future, this week-long Summer School provides an excellent taster of what you can expect. I learnt about multivariable calculus, differential equations, predicate logic, Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, and linear algebra. The course opens your eyes to intriguing fields of mathematics you may not ever encounter at school.’

Young Scientists Summer School – NEW FOR 2018

The Young Scientists Summer School offers students aged 11-14 the chance to explore some of the most interesting topics in science, from the foundations of quantum physics to the latest discoveries in genetic engineering. Taking in a wide range of skills from the fields of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, students will discover how to build bridges, design spaceships, search for life on distant planets, and trace the history of the universe all the way back to a trillionth of a second after the big bang. 


Debate Chamber is committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent any student from attending our events. Students can apply for bursaries covering up to 100% of the course fee through our website.

How can my students attend?

All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2018. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at

To book a place please visit, call us on 0845 519 4827, or email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.