12Jan Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann – History in Action

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann – History in Action

We are fortunate to be joined by renowned Historian and author Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann this spring at our outstanding day of History ‘Democracy and Dictatorship in Action’. Professor Wachsmann teaches modern European history at Birkbeck College, University of London and is the prize-winning author of “KL. A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps” (2015).

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12Jan Artist Cornelia Parker OBE RA to speak at spring Art day!

Artist Cornelia Parker OBE RA to speak at spring Art day!

We are delighted to welcome the eminent artist and sculptor Cornelia Parker to our Art & Design day in London this spring. At the opening of Manchester’s Whitworth gallery, she teamed up with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso, Constable and Turner into a new artwork, and her solo exhibition was greeted to critical acclaim. Recently she produced an extraordinarily democratic and thought-provoking embroidery based on Wikipedia’s Magna Carta page which was displayed at the British Library as part of their celebration of the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta; in the same year the public was treated to the iconic installation ‘One More Time’ at St Pancras station. In 2016 she was the first female artist to be commissioned to create an artwork for the roof garden of the New York Met, which resulted in Transitional Object (PsychoBarn). Once again was the first woman when she was chosen as the 2017 official election artist.

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12Dec Spring science spectacular – 27th February 2018

Spring science spectacular – 27th February 2018

From dangerous equations to black holes, resurrecting the dodo to deep ocean dives, we have the formula for your KS4 students to excel in spring 2018. Join us for an interactive, demo-filled inspirational day of science, featuring Marty Jopson, Helen Pilcher, Carole Mundell, Steve Mould and Greg Foot.

 

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20Sep Steve Mould – GCSE Science in Action 2018!

Steve Mould – GCSE Science in Action 2018!

We are delighted to announce that Steve Mould will be joining us for our spring special. Steve is a science presenter and comedian who appears as the science expert on television shows such as The One Show, QI and Blue Peter. He has a YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers, and his videos have been watched more than a million times. Steve will be delivering a demo-packed session on how to be a scientist – this is not to be missed!

 

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20Sep Dr Gabriel Brooks – Biology in Action 2018!

Dr Gabriel Brooks – Biology in Action 2018!

Dr Gabriel Brooks, Medical Director, GE Life Sciences to join Biology in Action spring 2018.
Gabriel will take us on a journey from drug discovery to clinical trial.

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4Jul Come and join international photographer David Montgomery at The Creative Process!

Come and join international photographer David Montgomery at The Creative Process!

David Montgomery is a photographer whose subjects have included many high-profile personalities, including the Rolling Stones, Margaret Thatcher, Andy Warhol, the British Royal Family, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Clinton and many more.  He was commissioned to photograph a special edition stamp for the millennium which won a silver award at the Design & Art Direction Awards.  He has also worked for major retailers, newspapers and style-makers, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times. He will talk about his approach as a photographer and share some of his favourite pictures, many of them famous, but other private and unseen.

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3Jul Professor Tom Shakespeare will join Sociology in Action in London!

Professor Tom Shakespeare will join Sociology in Action in London!

Tom Shakespeare is Professor of Disability Research at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. His primary research interests are in disability studies, medical sociology, and in social and ethical aspects of genetics. He has focused on qualitative research about the lives of disabled people and the barriers that they face and led projects about disability and sexuality. He teaches topics related to health and illness in sociology. He is one of life’s great communicators and will explore health and disability as a sociological issue.

 

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3Jul Pat Barker CBE to speak at WW1 and its Aftermath!

Pat Barker CBE to speak at WW1 and its Aftermath!

Pat Barker is an award-winning writer and novelist, perhaps best known for her Regeneration Trilogy. Her writing often explores difficult subjects such as prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness, trauma, war and murder. Her novel Regeneration, with its blend of history and unflinching eye for detail in addressing the physical and mental effects of war, is highly studied and a popular set text for A-level English Literature students. She will read from and answer questions about her writing.

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27Jun The magic of oxygen at Chemistry in Action!

The magic of oxygen at Chemistry in Action!

Expect a few flashes and bangs as some explosive mixtures are conjured up by Mike Batham and Rob James to illustrate the magic of oxygen this year in Manchester and the Midlands.

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26Jun See the fabulous Wayne Hemmingway at Product Design in Action!

See the fabulous Wayne Hemmingway at Product Design in Action!

Join us in welcoming Wayne Hemingway to the Emmanuel Centre, London.  Wayne will reflect on his fascinating and diverse journey from thrifty market staller to international and morally-responsible product designer. Funny, inspirational and thought-provoking, this talk will show how self-belief and passion can be the keys to creative success.

 

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