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
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.
Galaxy zoo: From the lab to your living room Becky Smethurst, University of Nottingham
What if you could do science from the comfort of your own living room? 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
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.
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?
"Periodic Success"- The luck, genius and accidents that have lead us to the greatest of scientific discoveries Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
Sometimes the most amazing scientific discoveries happen when you least expect them. Other scientists have gone to the most extreme and crazy lengths to reach their ‘eureka’ moments. Jamie will take a look at some of the lucky discoveries of science and some of the lucky escapes.
About Jamie Gallagher
Dr Jamie Gallagher is a scientist and science communicator. He was recognised as one of the UK’s “100 Leading Practising Scientists” by the Science Council.