About this day
Join us when the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 returns in spring 2017! Five interactive and highly engaging sessions will inspire and challenge your students. From breaking the land speed record to live dissections, the Big Bang to levitation, we will show your students just how amazing science can be. A special 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.
Programme & speakers
Big Bang Simon Singh, Writer and broadcaster
Simon will tell the story behind one of the greatest questions in the history of humanity – where did the universe come from? Is the universe eternal or was it created? Is the Big Bang the answer?
About Simon Singh
Simon is an author and broadcaster. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, The Big Bang, Trick or Treatment and most recently The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.
Living in a materials world Sujata Kundu, University of Surrey
What exactly is Materials Science about? Why should we care? What can they do for us, and what are the coolest materials ever made? Suze will share her favourite materials and talk about the history and future of Materials.
About Sujata Kundu
A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy. Suze is a passionate science communicator, giving regular public lectures at schools, universities and science festivals.
Of bubbles, sound and levitation Gianluca Memoli, Sussex University
Bubbles are everywhere. Gianluca will explore his bubbling career- from bubbles and sound to tractor beams, sonic screwdrivers, touchless screens and objects floating in air.
About Gianluca Memoli
Gianluca works at the INTERACT laboratory of the University of Sussex. He studies how to levitate heavier and heavier objects to create new ways of interacting with computers. Gianluca has also been a bubble scientist for 17 years, so bubbles always pop up in his talks.
Operating Theatre Live! Samuel Piri, Operating Theatre Live!
“Scalpel, incision, more suction please”… Step inside a real operating theatre, touch, see and feel real anatomy and experience life as a surgeon in this unmissable experience!
About Samuel Piri
Sam tours the UK working with schools delivering human anatomy/biology enrichment events tied to the national curriculum.
Breaking the land speed record Rob Bennett, Bloodhound SSC
Discover the science of breaking the 1000mph barrier with the Bloodhound Project – a global engineering adventure using the world land speed record to inspire the next generation of scientists.
About Rob Bennett
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.