This is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents alike to explore the broader scientific landscape outside the curriculum. We are delighted to welcome two eminent scientists who will introduce us to contrasting fields of science before taking questions from the audience.
Dr Francisco Diego is Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL, Vice President of the Association for Astronomy Education and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. In a whistle-stop tour of 13.8 billion years, he will chart the amazing scientific discoveries made on the nature and development of the Universe, outline the basic chemistry behind all life forms and reflect on the pivotal place mankind now occupies in shaping the future of our fragile paradise.
Dr Vishal Jayakar is an NHS consultant in Haematology-Oncology, lead for Education and Training for haematology at King’s health partners and an experienced speaker who has addressed audiences in countries around the world. Describing himself as ‘fiercely clinical’, he will draw on both his academic work and day-to-day experience in hospital practice to paint an exciting picture of the state-of-the-art science used at the cutting edge of cancer treatment.
We are expecting all A-level science students to attend, plus pupils in 4th and 5th years with particular strength in academic science, or simply curious about the broader world of science. The content of the evening will not be suitable for students in Year 3 and below, though interested parents of students in all years are welcome to attend independently.