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West of England Technicians Conference 2014

Date: Friday 4th July 2014

Time: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Location : Broadlands School, St. Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2DY

Cost : Free

ASE West of England region are delighted to announce this free INSET event for technicians. The morning offers a networking session where technicians can meet and exchange ideas. In the afternoon you can choose 2 of 11 workshop options covering topics in Biology, Chemistry , Physics, ICT. The event is accompanied by an exhibition which will give delegates the opportunity to talk directly with guest speakers and suppliers.


Morning demonstrations and talks to include (09.25 - 12.30)

  • The Detective Project presentation by Jenny Williams Crime Scene Investigations
  • SS Great Britain talk by Gemma Kearsley-Wooler Science Education Officer
  • ‘Why should we care?’ Classic and New Chemistry demonstrations - Dr Ben Littlefield from the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Reading

Afternoon selection of 11 Workshops (13.00 - 15.00)

Sessions approx. 1 hour - Choose 2 from these options

  • Aseptic Techniques , come and practice these - Selene Gilles Breckland Scientific
  • Datalogging with iPads using WiFi - Iain Davison - Data Harvest
  • Pasco Datalogging with iPads/Android Tablets via Bluetooth - Sheila Tong - SciChem
  • Earth Science for the New Curriculum at KS3 - - Dr. Elizabeth Devon - Earth Science Education Unit
  • Electrophoresis - DNA Paul Gray Timstar
  • Tips and Skills for technicians, plus mobile exhibits – Joie Ledger @ Bristol
  • Modern Methods of Conducting Traditional Physics Experiments - Frank Campbell - SS4S Science Support for Schools
  • More Fun Physics!!!!!! - Keith Gibbs
  • “Atoms r Us – but how do we know ?” - Alex Marsh - Philip Harris
  • Drawbots - make & take home your own robot - Cerian Angharad Institute of Physics
  • Science Practical reports on iPads - John Percival –your local Apple Expert, Storm Front·      

Thanks to all the sponsors and partners involved who are providing these workshops             

Arrival: 09.00 for 09.25 start   to 12.30 mid-day   pm 1.00 to 3.00

Venue Information:  Limited car parking spaces available onsite at the school, delegates are advised to use side roads near school site,  or use Keynsham Town Football Club car park, Bristol Rd. Please note that a pay and display is in operation (£1) and delegates will need to walk via the overhead bridge to the school venue.  The nearest rail stations are Temple Meads, Bristol or Bath, some trains stop at Keynsham.

Refreshments: available onsite at reasonable cost, please order when confirming attendance, or delegates are welcome to bring food onsite. Tea and coffee provided all day.

Book now

Please contact event organiser Joy Dalton (Email to reserve your place by Friday 20th  June 2014. In your email please include the following details: 

  • Your name, address, email and contact phone number
  • Number and names of delegates attending
  • Food if required noting any dietary requirements
  • Session preferences, select 2 from:
Titles of Sessions  1pm –2pm  only 2 – 3pm only
Aseptic techniques    
Datalogging with iPads using WiFi    
More Fun Physics!    
Drawbots –making robots    IOP    
Science practical reports on iPads    
Pasco Datalogging with iPads/Android tablets     
Earth Science-new KS3    
Modern methods for Physics expts    
 Running for  2   sessions Either   1pm –2pm  Or   2pm – 3pm
Atoms rUs – but how do we know    
Tips & skills for technicians