Date & time

Wed, 7 Dec 2016
11:00 - 16:00


UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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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?

Simon Singh

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.

The wonder of life Robert Winston, Imperial College London

From swimming sperm to genetic manipulation, join Lord Robert Winston for a tour of what makes us human, and discover what the future holds.

Robert Winston

About Robert Winston

Professor Winston is a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and member of the House of Lords.

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.

Greg Foot

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.

Rob Bennett

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.

Sujata Kundu

About Sujata Kundu

A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.