About this day
Where can a scientific mind take you?
Discover the excitement of science in five interactive and highly engaging sessions specifically designed to complement learning objectives at GCSE level. Students will be challenged and entertained by renowned speakers from across the breadth of cutting-edge science, and will benefit from a special session with tips for examination success.
Programme & speakers
Big Bang Simon Singh, Writer and broadcaster
Simon will tell the story behind one of the greatest questions in the history of humanity – where did the universe come from? Is the universe eternal or was it created? Is the Big Bang the answer?
About Simon Singh
Simon is an author and broadcaster. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, The Big Bang, Trick or Treatment and most recently The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.
Everest lab - updated Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With interactive experiments & stunning videos from his trek, join TV Science Presenter Greg Foot to find out.
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.
Breaking the land speed record Rob Bennett, Bloodhound Education
Discover the science of breaking the 1000mph barrier with the Bloodhound Project – a global engineering adventure using the world land speed record to inspire the next generation of scientists.
About Rob Bennett
Rob Bennett is Chief Inspirer at Bloodhound Education where he works tirelessly to inspire and motivate the next generations into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Elemental blind date Sujata Kundu, University of Surrey
What is Carbon Dating, and can different elements date each other? Suze will explore the Periodic Table, and find out which of the elements is a Noble Queen Victoria and which is more of a Taylor Swift.
About Sujata Kundu
A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.
Engineering sporting performance David James, Sheffield Hallam University
Sport has never been so scientific – from goal line technology to nutrition and health to advance athletic performance. How much of this is fair, and what does the future hold for sport?
About David James
Dr David James is the Acting Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research and his presentation will explore the effects of technological innovation in sport and navigate the moral maze of performance enhancement.