About this day
For A level and IB students
Join us for an amazing day of exhilarating chemistry which will take students from key concepts learnt in the classroom to the latest advancements in chemical research! Through five engaging sessions students will meet experienced scientists from academia and industry and be inspired to become the scientists of the future.
Each day also includes a special session on examination success that will ensure students are equipped with the tools they need to excel. There will be plenty of interactivity throughout the day, with polls, quizzes and (of course) your chance to question the scientists – join us at Chemistry in Action!
One more speakers for this event will be announced soon!
“Great variety of talks and good interactive elements!”
Chemistry Teacher, March 2023
Programme & speakers
Amazing Atoms: Nuclear Science Can Change the World Tim Gregory, Nuclear Scientist
Nuclear science has the power to solve some of the greatest challenges, from achieving net zero, to curing cancers in new ways, to exploring outer space. Atoms may be small, but they can change the world.
About Dr Tim Gregory
Tim is a nuclear chemist whose lab work takes him to the forefront of clean energy production, nuclear medicine research, and space exploration. With a PhD in meteorite science he has appeared on BBC4’s The Sky at Night and the BBC2 series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?
Emerging minds in Chemistry Greg Foot, Science Presenter and Communicator
Renowned science communicator Greg Foot will engage in captivating conversations with three emerging minds in chemistry in this interactive and inspiring panel session. These scientists are at the start of their careers and keen to share their passion for science with your students.
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.
Batteries for a greener tomorrow Heather Au, Materials Chemist, Imperial College London
Globally, only 11.4% of our energy comes from renewable sources. To increase wind and solar power, we need batteries, and lots of them! However, the batteries we use today cannot support our long-term energy growth without damaging our planet. We will explore new battery technologies that will help us meet our energy demands as we transition towards a future without fossil fuels.
About Dr Heather Au
Heather is a materials chemist at Imperial College London who studies new materials for green energy. In particular, she is interested in how we can make use of everyday waste for energy storage technologies.
From Enemies of Eden to Neglected Tropical Disease - New Approaches for Snake Bite Diagnosis Alex Baker, University of Warwick
Every 5 minutes, 50 people are bitten by a snake worldwide. 4 will be permanently disabled. 1 will die. Snake envenomation is a neglected tropical disease that requires urgent attention. Explore the relationship between humans and snakes, discover the influence this has had on the modern medicine cabinet and how chemistry can help fight against tropical diseases.
About Dr Alex Baker
Alex is an organic chemist with a particular interest in carbohydrates, polymers and nanoparticles. His work is used to design medical diagnostics with a particular focus on the developing world and fighting health inequalities.