About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students in autumn 2020! 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 human guinea pig: Inside the NHS… and Tom! Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks
Meet Tom the human guinea pig who has visited dozens of health professionals to discover the amazing careers you can get into with 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4! Oh… and he’ll perform some medical demos live on stage! Any volunteers….
About Tom Warrender
Tom Warrender is famous for putting himself through real full blown medical procedures in hospitals & schools to inspire the next generation of health professionals.
Galaxy zoo: From lab to your living room Becky Smethurst, University of Oxford
Join Becky as she journeys through some of the ground-breaking results that have come from Galaxy Zoo, showing just how powerful the crowd really can be.
About Becky Smethurst
A Walk on the Wild Side Lucy Eckersley, Royal Veterinary College
What does conservation in the real world look like? Is it all just about Giant Pandas? Join Lucy Eckersley as she explores the world of wildlife biology and considers the question – Which animals should we save?
About Lucy Eckersley
Lucy is an Outreach Officer at the Royal Veterinary College where she works on widening participation, and is a freelance science presenter.
Meet the innovators Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
Join BBC Science Journalist Greg Foot as we meet the scientists in a series of short sessions looking at the scientific innovations and research powering our futures. This is a great opportunity to hear from a range of scientists at different stages of their careers, all with an exciting and inspirational story to tell.
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.
ZAP! Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist as he takes a sparky journey through the story of electricity. From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, Marty aims to put the awesome back into electricity. With hundreds of thousands of volts, deadly sparks and the singing Tesla coils, you may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? Discover the astonishing floating orb, a light bulb made from a pencil lead and a plucked chicken. There will be at least one explosion.
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.