1st December 2015

Professor Brian Cox, the scientist who has helped make science ‘cool’ in schools nationwide delivered an inspiring keynote seminar to over 700 pupils from across the UK.


Brian Cox at the Science Discovered School Trip

Science Discovered, an event organised by Adaptable Travel and now in its’ sixth year, attracted over 700 Key Stage 4 and 5 school pupils from right across the UK to the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End. Professor Brian Cox was joined in the line-up by TV Biologist Simon Watt and UCL lecturer and TV Chemist Professor Andrea Sella.

Students at the Science Discovered School Trips

Simon Watt and Andrea Sella both delivered educating and inspiring seminars on Biology and Chemistry respectively. Each had its’ own twist to get the audience engaged. From silly string and audience participation with Simon Watt and his imaginatively titled talk ‘Genetics of Superheroes’ - to a bang that made the audience jump out of their seats with a homemade ‘ice bomb’ in the enthralling ‘Strange Ice’ chemistry seminar from Professor Andrea Sella.

Simon Watt demonstrating his creative talk Genetics of Superheroes

Strange Ice chemistry seminar presented by Andrea Sella

Professor Brian Cox then delivered his keynote seminar entitled ‘Big Science’ with discussions of Mars, Pluto, CERN and more in this engaging and highly current topic. Brian left the stage to shouts of “we love you Brian” from several audience members and a big smile on his face. The audience also had the opportunity to question the speakers in the Q&A sections with some imaginative questions coming from the student audience.

Brian Cox talks Big Science and inspires students about CERN, Mars, and Pluto

Matt Connelly, Adaptable Travel Sales Director stated:

“This event is now in its’ sixth year, however we believe it just gets better each year, I certainly learn something new each time I watch the show. Over 4,000 UK students have now attended Science Discovered over the past 6 years - that’s 4,000 students who have been inspired by Professor Brian Cox and other amazing scientists. We are proud of how the event has become a staple of the curriculum for many schools and can’t wait for next year”!
Adaptable Travel are already planning next year’s Science Discovered – so do not delay, contact us today to register your interest and be the first to hear about Science Discovered 2016. Alternatively, why not visit CERN on a school trip with the UKs leading CERN school trips provider? Take a look here for more information.

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