About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students in November 2021! 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. This is Science in Action!
Programme & speakers
Dangerous Equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Marty Jopson 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?
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.
Gear Geeks Huw James, Scientist, Adventurer and Film Maker
In the outdoor world we love gear! It helps keep us safe, it helps keep us dry, it helps us discover the world. But the science and engineering behind the gear is just as fascinating as the places it helps us explore. From our plastic clothing to recyclable shoes, and 3D printing climbing gear! We explore the wonderful science of our kit, and maybe you’ll become a Gear Geek too!
About Huw James
Huw James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical and Royal Astronomical Societies and creates educational films and talks under his organisation Anturus. His background in Astronomy and Geology has pushed him to explore the world on a variety of expeditions all for science.
Animal physics plumbs the depths: light and magnetism in the oceans Liz Kalaugher, Science writer
How does a turtle hatchling from Florida circle the Atlantic before returning to the very beach it started from? Why do giant squid have eyes three times bigger than those of any other animal? These puzzles – and many more besides – are explained by physics. Find out more as we span the world’s oceans and cover light and magnetism, with a touch of sonar on the side.
About Liz Kalaugher
Dr Liz Kalaugher is a science writer and climate campaigner based in Bristol, UK. She is co-author of Furry Logic: the Physics of Animal Life (Bloomsbury, 2016) and her journalism has featured in New Scientist, The Guardian, Physics World, BBC Wildlife, the BBC News website, and more.
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Suzie Imber, University of Leicester
Join Suzie to hear about what it takes to become a scientist and an astronaut, discuss the commercialisation of the space industry and the future of space travel.
About Suzie Imber
Suzie Imber is an Associate Professor of planetary science, and the winner of the BBC series Astronauts: Do You Have what it Takes?
The Future of Food Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
How will we feed the 10 billion people potentially crowding our planet by 2050? Fresh from filming a new BBC TV series exploring exactly this, join Greg to discover drought-resistant rice, block-chain orange juice and lab-grown burgers.
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.