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.
Science Writer Helen Pilcher 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.
Caught on camera: wildlife in the spotlight Emily Madsen, Conservation Biologist
How do we count wildlife? If we want to know how a species is adapting to our changing world then one of the first things we need to know is how many there are. Learn about the key tools and techniques conservation biologists use to study wildlife of all shapes and sizes.
About Emily Madsen
Often found with a camera in hand bouncing around in a Land Rover, Emily is a Conservation Biologist who is happier sleeping in a tent than four walls.
Kitchen Chemistry Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter
Chemical reactions aren’t confined to beakers in laboratories – our day to day lives are packed with amazing and overlooked chemical reactions. Take a tour around the kitchen with Jamie Gallagher and explore the sights, sounds and smells of everyday chemistry. Explosive oranges, disgusting cola and the secrets of sugar all lie in wait as we put the ‘ordinary’ world under a microscope.
About Dr Jamie Gallagher
Jamie is an award winning science communicator with a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.