About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2017! 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
Bring back the king: the science of de-extinction Helen Pilcher, Author and science communicator
Join Helen as she explains how advances in genetics have made de-extinction a reality; and how the re-appearance of woolly mammoths, baby-burping frogs and other animals will soon put an end to the dogma that extinction is forever.
About Helen Pilcher
Dr Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer and author of ‘Bring Back the King: the Science of De-extinction’.
Deep ocean dive Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
Join YouTuber & BBC Science Presenter Greg Foot for the story of his scientific adventure diving to 1000ft in the deep ocean in a high-tech submersible.
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.
Kitchen chemistry Stephen Ashworth, University of East Anglia
Join Stephen for an interactive and demo-packed session using materials available in a supermarket, pharmacy or hardware store to illustrate the wonders of chemistry.
About Stephen Ashworth
Stephen works at the University of East Anglia, writes a regular column for “The Mole” and presents regularly at Scifest Africa.
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.
Exploring the unknown universe Carole Mundell, University of Bath
About Carole Mundell
Carole is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath.