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Date & time

Tue, 5 Dec 2017
10:00 - 15:00

Venue

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£19 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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.

Robert Winston

About Robert Winston

Professor Winston is a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and member of the House of Lords.

Bring back the king: the science of de-extinction Helen Pilcher, Author and science communicator

Join Helen as she explains how advances in genetics have 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.

Helen Pilcher

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’.

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.

Stephen Ashworth

About Stephen Ashworth

Stephen works at the University of East Anglia, writes a regular column for “The Mole” and presents regularly at Scifest Africa.

Dangerous equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter

Join Marty Jopson 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?

Marty Jopson

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.

Cassini-Huygens and The Lord of the Rings Sheila Kanani, Royal Astronomical Society

By the time it ‘crashes’ into Saturn in September 2017, the Cassini Huygens spacecraft will have been in space for almost 20 years. Join Sheila in celebrating the incredible spacecraft’s amazing mission and some of the breathtaking discoveries it made.

Sheila Kanani

About Sheila Kanani

Dr Sheila Kanani is Education, Outreach & Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society. She is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedienne.

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