18–21 June 2019
£6.00 per pupil
Maths is all around us — we use it every day in our smartphones, our music players and in video games. Discover the tricks of probability to help us win game shows and demonstrate how statistics can be misleading. Can computers use mathematics to read your mind? Explore binary code with the help of rockets and the power of the number 9. Examine surfaces and connections in topology. Investigate why Houdini was a great topologist as well as an escape artist as you experiment with being tied up!
Enter Techniquest’s digital Planetarium and take a journey through the Universe, discovering stars, planets, and distant galaxies.
Both shows involve a video followed by a presenter-led tour of the night sky.
Planetarium shows are available most days throughout the school year.
The shows available are:
19–22, 26–29 March
Inspiring and motivating workshops for AS and A-level that use research-quality equipment and the latest techniques to explore DNA.
£12.50 per pupil
This workshop, developed by the Wellcome Trust, allows students a glimpse of the high-tech world of genetics and biotechnology. Students will extract their own DNA samples from cheek cells and then amplify a section of non-coding DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
£15.50 per pupil
What causes bitter taste perception and how does this relate to Darwin’s work and our understanding of evolution? This workshop brings together the history of evolution and cutting-edge genetic research.