About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2018! 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
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
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.
ZAP! The story of electricity Marty Jopson, Science presenter
From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, Marty aims to put the awesome back into electricity. You may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? This session is chock full of huge sparks and a plucked chicken.
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.
Best thing since sliced bread? Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
Does ‘Gluten-free shampoo’ actually offer “performance, protein and purity like no other”? Can ‘Rosemary Water’ actually “drink your mind sharp”? Can a ‘Wake-Up Light’ really “brighten your winter blues”? Join Greg to uncover the evidence and bust some marketing hype.
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.
Broken gears, no ideas and a mysterious American octopus: confessions of a travelling materials scientist Anna Ploszajski, Institute of Making
Join award-winning materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski for an exploration of where science and engineering can take you – from the salt flats of America, to NASA and beyond!
About Anna Ploszajski
Dr Anna Ploszajski is an award-winning materials engineer, science communicator and maker on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us.