About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2017! 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
The wonder of life Robert Winston, Imperial College London
Join Professor Winston for an inspirational and breathtaking voyage through the embryo, and discuss important issues for society raised by scientific progress.
About Professor Robert Winston
Professor Winston is a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and member of the House of Lords.
Bring back the king: the science of de-extinction Helen Pilcher, Author and Science Communicator
Join Helen as she explains how advances in genetics have made de-extinction a reality; and how the re-appearance of woolly mammoths, baby-burping frogs and other animals will soon put an end to the dogma that extinction is forever.
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.
Kitchen chemistry Stephen Ashworth, University of East Anglia
Join Stephen for an interactive and demo-packed session using materials available in a supermarket, pharmacy or hardware store to illustrate the wonders of chemistry.
About Dr Stephen Ashworth
Stephen works at the University of East Anglia, writes a regular column for “The Mole” and presents regularly at Scifest Africa.
Dangerous equations Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Marty Jopson as he places himself in grave personal danger for your entertainment. Will his steely nerve and a set of equations be enough to keep him from harm?
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.
Cassini-Huygens and The Lord of the Rings Sheila Kanani, Royal Astronomical Society
By the time it ‘crashes’ into Saturn in September 2017, the Cassini Huygens spacecraft will have been in space for almost 20 years. Join Sheila in celebrating the incredible spacecraft’s amazing mission and some of the breathtaking discoveries it made.
About Dr Sheila Kanani
Dr Sheila Kanani is Education, Outreach & Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society. She is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedienne.