About this day
For A-level and IB students
Our ever popular Biology in Action programme returns in spectacular style in 2018/19! Five interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists and communicators will inspire and motivate your students. A special session with hints and tips for revision and examination success will provide students with the tools to succeed.
“I don’t remember a better student conference – we thought every speaker was excellent – just the right level, all animated, engaging and well prepared..”
Programme & speakers
Everest lab - the science of high altitude survival Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With interactive experiments & stunning videos from his trek, join TV Science Presenter Greg Foot to find out.
About Greg Foot
Greg Foot is a Science Journalist on BBC Radio 4 (’The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (’Surprisingly Brilliant’) & YouTuber (‘BBC Earth’, ‘Let’s Go Live’ etc) & live show presenter around the world.
Astrobiology - the hunt for alien life Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster
‘Astrobiology’ looks into the limits of life, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. We’ll explore the other planets and moons in our solar system, and even further afield to alien worlds orbiting distant stars, to ask: as we alone…?
About Lewis Dartnell
Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.
A microscopic journey into the unseen Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Take a journey from everyday life down into the realm of microscopic wonders with Marty Jopson. This is a rare chance to see live microscopy, with interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You’ve been warned!
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.
A practical guide to being a primate Suzanne Harvey, ZSL London Zoo and UCL
Discover a day in the life of an olive baboon and a chimpanzee living in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, based on new research into primate tool use and communication from the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.
About Suzanne Harvey
Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour.
Sound science or fake news? Insights from the world of biomedical publishing Sabina Alam, Taylor and Francis
In an era of “fake news” we all need to understand how science works. Discover the role that scientific editors and publishers play in ensuring the integrity of what gets published, and what they do when things go wrong…
About Sabina Alam
Sabina Alam isAssociate Editorial Director of Medicine and Health Journals at Taylor and Francis. She is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).