About this day
For A-level and IB students
Our ever popular Biology in Action programme returns in spectacular style in 2018/19! Five interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists and communicators will inspire and motivate your students. A special session with hints and tips for revision and examination success will provide students with the tools to succeed. These are unmissable and tremendously popular programmes.
“I don’t remember a better student conference – we thought every speaker was excellent – just the right level, all animated, engaging and well prepared..”
Programme & speakers
Everest lab - the science of high altitude survival 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.
About Greg Foot
Greg is a Science Journalist who has been writing, hosting & producing science content for 15+ years across TV, Radio, YouTube, Podcast, & Stage. He currently writes & hosts his popular BBC 4 show and podcast Sliced Bread and is a regular on BBC Morning live.
A microscopic journey into the unseen Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Take a journey from everyday life down into the realm of microscopic wonders with Marty Jopson. This is a rare chance to see live microscopy, with interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You’ve been warned!
About Dr 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.
A practical guide to being a primate Suzanne Harvey, ZSL London Zoo and UCL
Discover a day in the life of an olive baboon and a chimpanzee living in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, based on new research into primate tool use and communication from the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.
About Dr Suzanne Harvey
Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour.
From genome to clinic - tales from the oesophagus Tim Underwood, University of Southampton
Join Tim to discover how genomics is allowing early detection of oesophageal cancer, uncovering the biology behind this disease and enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.
About Tim Underwood
Tim is Head of Cancer Sciences Academic Unit at the University of Southampton. He is a surgeon with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Are anti-GMO activists the climate deniers of the Left? Mark Lynas, Author and science campaigner
While climate deniers are mostly right-wingers, campaigners against vaccines and GMOs are often left-wingers. What motivates these attitudes? Mark, a former anti-GMO activist, explains his personal story and suggests ways pro-science voices can be strengthened in future.
About Mark Lynas
Mark Lynas, a former anti-GMO activist, is a pro-science campaigner and author of several books, including High Tide (2004), Six Degrees (2007) and the God Species (2011).