About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students in spring 2020! 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
Does your phone cost the Earth? Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Marty for a brand new interactive session looking inside the mobile phone. With demos galore, discover the optics and elements that go into our favourite accessory and find out if your device really is costing the Earth.
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.
Operating Theatre Live! Samuel Piri, Operating Theatre Live!
“Scalpel, incision, more suction please”… Step inside a real operating theatre, touch, see and feel real anatomy and experience life as a surgeon in this unmissable experience!
About Samuel Piri
Sam tours the UK working with schools delivering human anatomy/biology enrichment events tied to the national curriculum.
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’.
The future of energy Hayley Loren, Marine Engineer
Energy fuels every aspect of our lives from travel, watching Netflix or simply buying a loaf of bread. Hayley asks if new energy technologies can keep up, and if we can really go 100% green.
About Hayley Loren
Hayley is a Marine Engineer working on one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. This year she was awarded one the Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering.
Periodic success Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
Hidden in the periodic table live tales of romance, murder, greed and wonder. Which element will make you reek of garlic? Why do we love gold? And what is the disgusting secret of antimony? Join material scientist Dr Jamie Gallagheron an interactive and explosive tour of the elemental housing block.
About Jamie Gallagher
Jamie is an award winning science communicator. With a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering, Jamie’s interests lie in interdisciplinary materials science. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.