About this day
For A-level and IB students
Our ever popular Biology in Action programme returns in spectacular style in 2018/19! Five interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists and communicators will inspire and motivate your students. A special session with hints and tips for revision and examination success will provide students with the tools to succeed. These are unmissable and tremendously popular programmes – secure places as soon as possible and amend numbers in September if needed.
“I don’t remember a better student conference – we thought every speaker was excellent – just the right level, all animated, engaging and well prepared..”
“We and the students had such a good experience yesterday I would like to go again next time and wanted to book it in with the school ASAP!!”
Programme & speakers
Everest lab - the science of high altitude survival 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 Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage.
The secret life of strange plants Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Centre
Join Kirsten to discover the foul-smelling, heat-producing carnivorous plants of this world and to find out the science behind, and reasons for these strange adaptations.
About Kirsten Bomblies
Kirsten is Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the John Innes Centre, where her research focuses on the evolution of meiosis.
A microscopic journey into the unseen Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Take a journey from everyday life down into the realm of microscopic wonders with Marty Jopson. This is a rare chance to see live microscopy, with interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You’ve been warned!
About 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 practical guide to being a primate Suzanne Harvey, ZSL London Zoo and UCL
Discover a day in the life of an olive baboon and a chimpanzee living in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, based on new research into primate tool use and communication from the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.
About Suzanne Harvey
Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour.
Sound science or fake news? Insights from the world of biomedical publishing Sabina Alam, F1000
In an era of “fake news” we all need to understand how science works. Join Sabina to discover the role that scientific editors and publishers play in ensuring the integrity of what gets published, and what they do when things go wrong…
About Sabina Alam
Sabina Alam is the Editorial Director of F1000 Platforms, a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).