Date & time

Wed, 10 Nov 2021
10:45 - 15:45


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

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About this day

Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students in November 2021! Five interactive and highly engaging sessions will inspire and challenge your students. There will be demonstrations and audience participation, and students will discover the wonder of science in our specially designed programme, delivered by the leading lights in the field. A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed. This is Science in Action!

Programme & speakers

Dangerous Equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter

Join Marty Jopson as he places himself in grave personal danger for your entertainment. Will his steely nerve and a set of equations be enough to keep him from harm?

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.

Animal physics plumbs the depths: light and magnetism in the oceans Liz Kalaugher, Science writer

How does a turtle hatchling from Florida circle the Atlantic before returning to the very beach it started from? Why do giant squid have eyes three times bigger than those of any other animal? These puzzles – and many more besides – are explained by physics. Find out more as we span the world’s oceans and cover light and magnetism, with a touch of sonar on the side.

Liz Kalaugher

About Dr Liz Kalaugher

Dr Liz Kalaugher is a science writer and climate campaigner based in Bristol, UK. She is co-author of Furry Logic: the Physics of Animal Life (Bloomsbury, 2016) and her journalism has featured in New Scientist, The Guardian, Physics World, BBC Wildlife, the BBC News website, and more.

The Future of Food Greg Foot, Science Presenter and Communicator

How will we feed the 10 billion people potentially crowding our planet by 2050? Fresh from filming a new BBC TV series exploring exactly this, join Greg to discover drought-resistant rice, block-chain orange juice and lab-grown burgers.

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.

Cracking the code – the genetics of superheroes Simon Watt, Ready, Steady, Science

Comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin. But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman?

Simon Watt

About Simon Watt

Simon is a biologist, writer, science communicator and TV presenter. He is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants.

The Science of Swimming the English Channel Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Writer and Storyteller

Join Anna as she recounts what it takes to swim the 21 miles across the English Channel, and the surprising science behind it. There will be demonstrations of explosive sugar, buoyancy effects, and the materials science of the very best swimming snacks. Isn’t it cold? What about sharks? All will be answered.

Anna Ploszajski

About Dr Anna Ploszajski

Anna Ploszajski is a materials scientist, author, presenter and science comedian who is on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us. Her book Handmade tells the story of materials through their use in arts and crafts.