About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2017! Five interactive and highly engaging sessions will inspire and challenge your students. There will be demonstrations and audience participation, and students will discover the wonder of science in our specially designed programme, delivered by the leading lights in the field. A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive our incredibly useful revision guide to take home. This is Science in Action!
Programme & speakers
The wonder of life Robert Winston, Imperial College London
Join Professor Winston for an inspirational and breathtaking voyage through the embryo, and discuss important issues for society raised by scientific progress.
About Robert Winston
Professor Winston developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments and later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. He now runs a research programme at at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation.
Kitchen chemistry Stephen Ashworth, University of East Anglia
Join Stephen for an interactive and demo-packed session using materials available in a supermarket, pharmacy or hardware store to illustrate the wonders of chemistry.
About Stephen Ashworth
Stephen works at the University of East Anglia, writes a regular column for “The Mole”, a publication from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and presents regularly at Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival where he is a member of their Scientific Advisory Committee.
Bring back the king - the science of de-extinction Helen Pilcher, Author and science communicator
Join Helen on a journey through geological time as she explains how advances in genetics and cell biology have already made de-extinction a reality; and how the re-appearance of woolly mammoths, baby-burping frogs and other animals will soon put an end to the dogma that extinction is forever.
About Helen Pilcher
Dr Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer and author of ‘Bring Back the King: the Science of De-extinction’. She has a PhD in cell biology, a love of dinosaurs and dodos, and a mutt called ‘Higgs the Dog Particle.’
Deep ocean dive Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
Join YouTuber & BBC Science Presenter – Greg Foot – for the story of his scientific adventure diving to 1000ft in the deep ocean in a high-tech submersible.
About Greg Foot
Greg is a Science Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage.
Dangerous equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Or how to use the Laws of Physics to avoid probable death. Join Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident science bloke as he places himself in grave personal danger for your entertainment. Will his steely nerve and a set of equations be enough to keep him from harm? Only one way to find out. Note, some fully risk assessed audience participation will be sought.
About Marty Jopson
Marty has a PhD in plant biology, is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer, strange prop builder and all round Science Bloke.