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Date & time

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

Venue

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Book a place

£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 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.

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.

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’. She has a PhD in cell biology, a love of dinosaurs and dodos, and a mutt called ‘Higgs the Dog Particle.’

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”, 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.

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.

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 with a research background in astrophysics and astronomy.