About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students! 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.
Wild animal biologist and science presenter Lucy Eckersley will be with us all day chairing the event and science teacher Lauren Edwards will deliver a session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed. This is Science in Action!
Programme & speakers
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!
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.
Life Changing Helen Pilcher, Author and Science Communicator
Ever since our species first evolved, we have been tinkering with nature and altering the course of evolution. Now we share our planet with genetically modified wolves, pizzly bears and cloned polo ponies. Join Helen as she explores the legacy created by this evolutionary mischief-making and explores how humans are changing life on Earth.
About Dr Helen Pilcher
Dr Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science and comedy writer. Her books include Bring Back the King: the Science of De-extinction and Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth.
Seeing Jupiter’s aurora in a different light Affelia Wibisono, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
As beautiful as the Earth’s northern and southern lights are, they can’t compete with Jupiter’s. Its aurorae dwarf our planet’s in every way and span almost every part of the electromagnetic spectrum. But what can Jupiter’s aurorae teach us about the Sun and what do they have to do with alien worlds and black holes?
About Dr Affelia Wibisono
Affelia Wibisono is a Space Physicist and Science Communicator. During their PhD, they used observations by space telescopes, such as XMM-Newton, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Juno spacecraft to investigate how and why Jupiter produces intense X-ray northern and southern lights.
Wildlife Chain Reactions Lucy Eckersley, Royal Society of Biology, Wildlife Presenter & Photographer
The natural world is in a careful balance, but climate change is about to disrupt all that. Follow food webs and trophic cascades to see what happens if remove (or add!) animals to ecosystems, and what conservation in the real world looks like.
About Lucy Eckersley
Lucy is a freelance science communicator, presenter and wildlife photographer. Her scientific background is in wild animal biology where she studied wild cats in a collaboration between the Royal Veterinary College and London Zoo.
How to Freeze a Human Alex Baker, University of Warwick
In every cell in every tissue and every organ of your body, millions and millions of reactions are being carried out to keep you alive. The key ingredient in all these reactions is heat, so what happens if we drop the temperature? Could we cryogenically preserve organs and blood? Alex will explore the science and cutting-edge research behind cryogenics and consider how to freeze a human.
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.