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?
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).
Everest lab - updated Greg Foot, Science Presenter and Communicator
What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With interactive experiments & stunning videos from his trek, join TV Science Presenter Greg Foot to find out.
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.
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.
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.
Elemental blind date 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.
About Dr Sujata Kundu
A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.
Engineering sporting performance David James, Sheffield Hallam University
Sport has never been so scientific – from goal line technology to nutrition and health to advance athletic performance. How much of this is fair, and what does the future hold for sport?
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.