About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students in April 2021! 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. This is Science in Action!
Programme & speakers
A Walk on the Wild Side Lucy Eckersley, Royal Veterinary College
What does conservation in the real world look like? Is it all just about Giant Pandas? Join Lucy Eckersley as she explores the world of wildlife biology and considers the question – Which animals should we save?
About Lucy Eckersley
Lucy is an Outreach Officer at the Royal Veterinary College where she works on widening participation, and is a freelance science presenter.
Information in the Space Age Sarah Hanton
Discover how we understand the Universe around us. From interpreting data from ground and space based telescopes to human and robotic exploration of the solar system, join Sarah as she pieces together how we find and explore objects in Space and what advancements in the future will help us unlock some of the greatest secrets of the cosmos.
About Sarah Hanton
Dr Sarah Hanton is a Physics Teacher with a background in extragalactic astronomy. An experienced science communicator and author of ‘Cool Physics’, she now spends a lot of time getting her very small children to look correctly through telescopes.
ZAP! Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist as he takes a sparky journey through the story of electricity. From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, Marty aims to put the awesome back into electricity. With hundreds of thousands of volts, deadly sparks and the singing Tesla coils, you may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? Discover the astonishing floating orb, a light bulb made from a pencil lead and a plucked chicken. There will be at least one explosion.
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.
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 screen!
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.
Deep Ocean Lab Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
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.