Date & time

Wed, 7 Dec 2016
11:00 - 16:00


UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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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?

Simon Singh

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).

The wonder of life Robert Winston, Imperial College London

From swimming sperm to genetic manipulation, join Lord Robert Winston for a tour of what makes us human, and discover what the future holds.

Robert Winston

About Professor Robert Winston

Professor Winston is a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and member of the House of Lords.

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.

Greg Foot

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.

Rob Bennett

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.

Sujata Kundu

About Dr Sujata Kundu

A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.