About this day
In three incredible sessions we will bring the excitement of STEM subjects to audiences using real world applications and future directions. We know that getting the fundamentals right at KS3 is key to later success and we want students to be engaged and curious from an early age. Join us for a programme of inspiration, exploration and experimentation!
Programme & speakers
The science of swimming the English Channel Anna Ploszajski, Institute of Making
In July 2018, Anna Ploszajski waded into the sea at Dover and attempted to swim for 21 miles, across the busiest shipping lane in the world, to France. This is the nail-biting story and surprising science behind that swim.
About Anna Ploszajski
Dr Anna Ploszajski is an award-winning materials engineer, science communicator and maker on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us.
A taste of the future Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
The year is 2050 and 10 billion people need feeding. Join YouTuber & BBC Presenter Greg Foot to discover the food of the future, from lab-grown burgers to drought-tolerant rice & bananas that don’t go brown. Some people will also get the chance to taste the future too!
About Greg Foot
Greg Foot is a Presenter and Producer of TV & radio science programs for the BBC, a successful YouTuber & podcaster, an experienced event & awards host, a public engagement trainer, and Creative Director of Science Media Studio.
Maths, magic and the mind Matt Pritchard, Scientist and Magician
How can hidden maths and psychology be used to create mind bending illusions? And how can thinking like a magician improve STEM research? In this talk you’ll discover the fruitful overlaps between these fields of study.
About Matt Pritchard
Dr Matt Pritchard is an award-winning magician (and member of the magic circle). His amazing performances both inspire and inform.