DISCOVER @ KING'S – Three Day Science Festival

Our second Science Festival will be 18–20 October 2016.

This year's festival will involve three open public evening lectures, a senior school science symposium where we will be joined by Prof Alan Winfield, Helmut Hauser, Dr Hayley Wyatt and others, a visit to space with Simon Ould, the exploration of electricity with the BBC's One Show resident scientist Dr Marty Jopson and primary school lab workshops.

We are delighted to be joined by three scientists who will be delivering a lecture on their areas of specialism.

On Tuesday evening will welcome physicist and oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski. Helen will explore this blue planet on which we live. The oceans are remote, inaccessible without ships or scuba gear, but as this gigantic and dynamic reservoir flows around our planet, it has a huge effect on our everyday life. Helen will discuss how our weather and climate depend on it, and how it has influenced and shaped our civilisation. Looking at how this engine works, how we study it, Helen will consider what the future holds for the blue of our planet.

On Wednesday evening we will be joined by cardiologist Prof John Somauroo OA. He will be exploring 'Cardiology at the Cutting Edge of Science', explaining the use of miniature recording devices and data-crunching 3D scanners amongst other cutting edge techniques used to treat and monitor heart conditions.

On Thursday evening neuroscientist Prof Anil Seth will be discussing 'The Nature of Consciousness'. Anil seeks to understand the biological basis of consciousness by bringing together research across neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry.

To book a free place please contact reception@kings-taunton.co.uk / 01823 328200

Last year's evening lectures were delivered by experimental psychologist Prof Bruce Hood, Professor of BioPhotonics Pete Vukusic and forensics expert David Scaysbrook.

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