Date & time

Fri, 30 Nov 2018
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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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.

“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.

Greg Foot

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.

Astrobiology - the hunt for alien life Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster

‘Astrobiology’ looks into the limits of life, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. We’ll explore the other planets and moons in our solar system, and even further afield to alien worlds orbiting distant stars, to ask: as we alone…?

Lewis Dartnell

About Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.

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!

Marty Jopson

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.

Suzanne Harvey

About Dr Suzanne Harvey

Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour. 

Sound science or fake news? Insights from the world of biomedical publishing Sabina Alam, Taylor and Francis

In an era of “fake news” we all need to understand how science works. Discover the role that scientific editors and publishers play in ensuring the integrity of what gets published, and what they do when things go wrong…

Sabina Alam

About Dr Sabina Alam

Sabina Alam isAssociate Editorial Director of Medicine and Health Journals at Taylor and Francis. She is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).