About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 students 2019! 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
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.
Everest lab 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.
Does your phone cost the Earth? Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Join Marty for a brand new interactive session looking inside the mobile phone. With demos galore, discover the optics and elements that go into our favourite accessory and find out if your device really is costing the Earth.
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.
A room with a boom! Nick Barker, University of Warwick
Discover relevance of chemistry to all of our lives. As well as making connections to some current chemical research, this is also likely to be your only opportunity to see a nappy and hydrochloric acid appearing in the same talk!
About Dr Nick Barker
Nick runs an education programme for schools which engages with around 7000 young people per year. Prior to that he was a teacher of science in state secondary schools for twelve years. He likes motorbikes and has a mobile phone with proper buttons and no camera.
The future of energy Hayley Loren, Marine Engineer
Energy fuels every aspect of our lives from travel, watching Netfilx or simply buying a loaf of bread. Hayley asks if new energy technologies can keep up, and if we can really go 100% green.
About Hayley Loren
Hayley is a Marine Engineer working on one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. This year she was awarded one the Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering.