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Date & time

Thu, 12 Nov 2020
9:45 - 14:45

Venue

Online

Ticket price

£12 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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….

Tom Warrender

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.

Becky Smethurst

About Becky Smethurst

Becky is an astrophysicist researching how supermassive black holes interact with galaxies to drive the evolution of the Universe.

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?

Lucy Eckersley

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.

Greg Foot

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.

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.