This event from our QMUL colleagues is aimed at secondary schools with pupils interested in studying science / medicine / dentistry / nursing etc at university (this event is not about computer science though, but keep an eye out for our new schools computing magazine on ‘Smart Health’, CS4FN issue 27, coming soon). Please tell your colleagues.
The Barts & Queen Mary Science Festival moves online this year for its tenth annual event, running virtually via Zoom or MS Teams from 15-16 June. The events are aimed at older secondary school pupils interested in a career in science and medicine and the capacity will be small (this is also the first time they’ve done the event virtually). Below is a short video illustrating what happened (in real life) at the 2016 festival.
There will also be a number of recorded talks and other fun virtual activities on science festival website (from 15 June). These will include a virtual activity pack on pollution, a virtual science dashboard and a virtual video play on rheumatology with a doctor and patient volunteer.
Timetable of live virtual activities currently as follows – schools can email the festival organisers and indicate which events they’re interested in attending. Please note that capacity will be lower as this is the first time the event has been run online. Here is a copy of the Science Festival Virtual Rules.
15 June 2021
10am-10.30am – virtual talk on nursing careers. Suitable for 6th formers. Format TBA. – Interested yes/no
11am-11.30am – Community Smiles (dental student volunteers). Suitable for 6th formers. Format Teams. – Interested yes/no
11.30am-12 noon Rose McCabe (City University). Mental health talk for young people. Format Zoom – Interested yes/no
1- 1.30pm – Centre of the Cell Neuron show. Format Teams.
Registration now open see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/barts-queen-mary-science-festival-centre-of-the-cells-the-neuron-show-tickets-150751502803
1.30pm-2pm Talk on genes and giants, details tba
2pm-2.45pm – Clinical Trials What’s the Story? Suitable for 14-16 year olds. Run with the assistance of Paul Bowers Isaacson, patient volunteer, trials participant and ex chemistry teacher who himself designed an NVQ on the topic of clinical trials. – Interested yes/no
10am-10.30am David Collier (Queen Mary) talk on business and science. suitable for 6th formers. Format tba. Interested yes/no
11am- 12 noon Tower Hamlets Archives. Talk on medicine and science history. Suitable for 6th formers. Format: Zoom. (capacity 40)
Registration now open see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthcare-histories-of-the-east-end-tickets-151953315457
1-1.30pm Dr Nikolas Lemos (Queen Mary). Talk on his work in forensics. Suitable for 6th formers. Format tba. Interested yes/no
2pm-3pm – Heart and Genetics talk (various Queen Mary staff). Suitable for 6th formers. Format tba. Interested yes/no
If your school would like to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate which events you’re interested in.