About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in spring 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
Dangerous equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident science bloke 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? Only one way to find out.
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.
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 already 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’.
Exploring the unknown universe Carole Mundell, University of Bath
Join us as Carole provides a spectacular glimpse into the workings of our dynamic universe, where we will uncover some incredible secrets and delve into black-hole driven explosions.
About Carole Mundell
Carole is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath.
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.
The Weird and Wonderful World or Really Really Long Molecules Steve Mould, Maths and science communicator
Polymers are amazing molecules that are used in loads of clever ways. And they have strange properties that you won’t believe. Steve will reveal the strange workings of well known polymers like polystyrene and weird ones you’ve never heard of, like the high tech molecules that are shaping the modern world. This talk is full of interactive demos and experiments.
About Steve Mould
Steve Mould is a maths & science presenter and comedian who appears as the science expert on TV and radio. He has a YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers.