23rd May 2019

If you’re not familiar with New Scientist Live (NSL) already, we’ll give you a quick rundown, or you can head over to our New Scientist Live 2019 blog to get all the information you’ll need.

The Rundown:

New Scientist Live is the World’s greatest, biggest and most thrilling science festival, held in London every year, if you’re thinking of going for 2019 the dates to jot down are 10th – 13th October.  The event is home to over 140 brilliant speakers and presenters covering every corner of scientific representation, from engineers, to astronauts, neuroscientists to biologists and so many more! Your students can expect to be wowed by over 120 pioneering and leading companies all showcasing the very latest in technology, ground-breaking research and interactive, immersive experiences for hands on learning. During a visit your group will explore the 5 fantastic themed areas; Humans, Cosmos, Technology, Earth and Engineering, taking part in interactive activities, brilliant demonstrations and unique experiences at every stage.

Schools Day

As we mentioned in our previous blog, NSL hosts a dedicated Schools Day every year, focused on bringing scientific exploration to life and delivering dedicated content specifically for Key Stages 2 through 4. Each one of the 6 areas, including the main stage will be providing your students with unique and inspirational learning experiences, and chances to get up close and personal with the coolest new technologies, discoveries and breakthroughs happening in science. You’ll even get some learning materials which can be used before and after your visit to make the most of your New Scientist Live experience and help support you, the teachers with delivering the topics covered.
Now for the big news, the update you’ve all been waiting for; The Schools Day Line-up!

New Scientist Live have recently announced some of the fantastic speakers scheduled to appear across the 6 areas and stages on Schools Day 2019. There are still more to be announced, with some kept secret right up until the day for that extra wow factor but, if you’re already planning this trip with your group, or want to hear more then keep reading!

The Line Up So Far:


Sheila Kanani: Astronomer, Educational Outreach and Diversity Officer Royal Astronomical Society

Emma Osborne: Astrophysicist, University of Southampton


Bob Flint: Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organisation, BP


Michael de Podesta: Principal Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

Bobby Seagull: Teacher, TV Personality, Doctorate Student, University of Cambridge


Charlotte Evans: Parasitologist, University of East London


Jim Mackie: Zoological Society London, Animal Behaviour Management Officer

There’s still several speakers, guests and presenters awaiting confirmation for Schools Day 2019, but with the line up thus far, and the updates to come this promises to be an inspiring and engaging day for all students!
Keep visiting our website, checking our social medias @AdaptableTravel for more updates and the confirmed line up in the next few weeks!

Adaptable Travel offer some fantastic packages, accommodations and trips to NSL, we can even arrange further activities for your groups in London such as the London Eye, West End shows and much more! If you’d like to hear more about our New Scientist Live trips get in touch or request a quote today, and we’ll be happy to help. If you’re already thinking of booking why not check out our curriculum visits to get the very most out of your trip to London with some exciting additional activities!

Watch this space for further NSL 2019 updates!

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