Date & time

Fri, 18 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00


UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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About this day

Where can a scientific mind take you?
Discover the excitement of science in five interactive and highly engaging sessions specifically designed to complement learning objectives at GCSE level. Students will be challenged and entertained by renowned speakers from across the breadth of cutting-edge science, and will benefit from a special session with tips for examination success.

Programme & speakers

Big Bang Simon Singh, Science Writer

Simon will tell the story behind one of the greatest questions in the history of humanity – where did the universe come from? Is the universe eternal or was it created? Is the Big Bang the answer?

Simon Singh

About Simon Singh

After a PhD in particle physics, Simon joined BBC TV, working on Tomorrow’s World & Horizon. His BAFTA-winning documentary on Fermat’s Last Theorem led to a No.1 bestselling book. Simon has written four other books, presented radio & TV programs, and created a math website (parallel.org.uk).

Operating Theatre Live! Samuel Piri, Operating Theatre Live!

“Incision”, “scalpel”, “more suction please”… Step inside a real operating theatre, touch, see and feel real anatomy and experience life as a surgeon in this unmissable experience! 

Samuel Piri

About Inspire to Aspire Events Samuel Piri

Sam tours the UK working with schools delivering human anatomy/biology enrichment events tied to the national curriculum.

Breaking the land speed record Rob Bennett, Bloodhound Education

Discover the science of breaking the 1000mph barrier with the Bloodhound Project – a global engineering adventure using the world land speed record to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Rob Bennett

About Chief Inspirer Rob Bennett

Rob Bennett is Chief Inspirer at Bloodhound Education where he works tirelessly to inspire and motivate the next generations into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Engineering sporting performance David James, Sheffield Hallam University

Sport has never been so scientific – from goal line technology to nutrition and health to increase athletic performance. How much of this is fair, and what does the future hold for sport?

David James

About Dr David James

Dr David James is the Acting Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research and his presentation will explore the effects of technological innovation in sport and navigate the moral maze of performance enhancement.

Elemental blind dating Sujata Kundu, University of Surrey

What is Carbon Dating, and can different elements date each other? Suze will explore the Periodic Table, and find out which of the elements is a Noble Queen Victoria and which is more of a Taylor Swift.

Sujata Kundu

About Dr Sujata Kundu

A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.