Date & time

Mon, 19 Nov 2018
10:45 - 15:45


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

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About this day

Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2018! 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, and each student will receive our incredibly useful revision guide to take home. This is Science in Action!

Programme & speakers

Galaxy Zoo: From lab to your living room Becky Smethurst, University of Oxford

Join Becky as she journeys through some of the ground-breaking results that have come from Galaxy Zoo, showing just how powerful the crowd really can be.

Becky Smethurst

About Dr Becky Smethurst

Becky is an astrophysicist researching how supermassive black holes interact with galaxies to drive the evolution of the Universe.

The human guinea pig: Inside the NHS... and Tom! Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks

Meet Tom the human guinea pig who has visited dozens of health professionals to discover the amazing careers you can get into with 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4! Oh… and he’ll perform some medical demos live on stage! Any volunteers….

Tom Warrender

About Tom Warrender

Tom Warrender is famous for putting himself through real full blown medical procedures in hospitals & schools to inspire the next generation of health professionals.

ZAP! The story of electricity Marty Jopson, Science presenter

From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, Marty aims to put the awesome back into electricity. You may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? This session is chock full of huge sparks and a plucked chicken.

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.

Best thing since sliced bread? Greg Foot, Science Presenter and Communicator

Does ‘Gluten-free shampoo’ actually offer “performance, protein and purity like no other”? Can ‘Rosemary Water’ actually “drink your mind sharp”? Can a ‘Wake-Up Light’ really “brighten your winter blues”? Join Greg to uncover the evidence and bust some marketing hype.

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.

Broken gears, no ideas and a mysterious American octopus: confessions of a travelling materials scientist Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Writer and Storyteller

Join award-winning materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski for an exploration of where science and engineering can take you – from the salt flats of America, to NASA and beyond!

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.