About this day
In one incredible afternoon we will bring the excitement of STEM subjects to audiences using real world applications and future directions. We know that getting the fundamentals right at KS3 is key to later success and we want students to be engaged and curious from an early age. Join us for a programme of inspiration, exploration and experimentation!
Programme & speakers
Colourful Chemistry Peter Hoare, Newcastle University
Can you turn water blue by shaking it? Have you ever seen a catalyst working? How are fireworks coloured? In this demonstration lecture, we’ll show you how light and perception of colour are fundamental to our daily lives, via some colourful and sometimes spectacular chemistry, under three themes of reactions, combustion & rates.
About Dr Peter Hoare
Peter has a chemistry PhD and over 20 years experience as a chemistry teacher. He is also an experienced chemistry A-level exam marker, education consultant and CPD trainer.
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.
That's Non-Sense! Ginny Smith, Science communicator
Ever wondered why your food tastes funny when you have a cold? Or what happens when you get dizzy? Join Ginny Smith for a whirlwind tour of your senses!
About Ginny Smith
Ginny is a scientist and science communicator. She is presenter and producer for the PsychCrunch podcast and has co-written three books as well as publishing numerous articles for various audiences.