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Fantastic line-up of key speakers

23 December 2013

There is still time to book ASE Annual Conference 2014, 8-11 January, University of Birmingham. Simply come along on the day and catch one of the fantastic sessions from our key speakers.

Prof. Alice Roberts - ASE Presidential AddressProf. Alice Roberts - ASE Presidential Address

Soon to be ASE President, Prof. Alice Roberts will will be taking the long view of teaching and sharing ideas in her presidential address. Alice is a clinical anatomist, author, broadcaster and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham, where the ASE Annual Conference 2014 will be held in January 2014. Session timing: Friday 10 January 2014, 1400-1500.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Reaching for the Stars: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe 

New Sky at Night presenter finds ways to engage primary school kids with the wonders of the universe can be challenging due to the complex concepts and large numbers. 
Maggie Aderin-Pocock speaks of her experience in using this field of science to break down stereotypes and engaging kids with the wonders that are out there. Saturday 11 January, 1230-1330

Tim Oates - Coursework in public examinations - should we have it at all?Tim Oates - Coursework in public examinations - should we have it at all?

Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment. Tim is an assessment expert who regularly advises governments all over the world. This is an OCR Gold partner special event. Session timing: Thursday 9 January, 1130-1230.

Dr Jeremy Pritchard - Plant adaptation to changing environmentsDr Jeremy Pritchard - Plant adaptation to changing environments

Join Dr Jeremy Pritchard in his workshop that will teach you how to use bioinformatics techniques used in genetic manipulation. Jeremy is a senior lecturer in Biology at the University of Birmingham. This is a Frontier Science lecture. Session timing: Saturday 11 January 2014, 1130-1230.

Ioannis Miaoulis - Re-engineering the curriculumIoannis Miaoulis - Re-engineering the curriculum

Does the current school curriculum need to better focus on the human-made world? From the Museum of Science, Boston, USA, Ioannis asks if our educational systems have missed the point. Session timing: Thursday 9 January 2014, 1130-1230.

Prof. Aaron Sloman - Could a baby robot grow up to be a mathematician?Prof. Aaron Sloman - Could a baby robot grow up to be a mathematician?

Can we give a robot spatial reasoning abilities found in very young children and many other animals? Aaron is from the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. This is a Frontier Science lecture. Session timing: Saturday 11 January 2014, 1130-1230.

Dr Francisco Diego - Teaching the history of the universeDr Francisco Diego - Teaching the history of the universe

Popular astronomer, TV presenter and UCL Research fellow, Dr Francisco Diego, will be speaking about his new project Think Universe: All is One with science teacher, Shirin Sheikh-Bahai. This gives teachers a novel and simple approach to all natural sciences. From the surface of the Sun to subatomic particles. Session timing: Saturday 11 January, 1100-1300.

With special thanks to Gold Partner OCRSilver Partner AQA and Bronze Partners Edu-Lab and Oxford University Press

Register now

The conference takes place from 8-11 January 2014 at University of Birmingham. Bookings have now closed but you can still register to attend on the day by visiting the registration area, open from 08.30am, at the Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, B15 2TU.

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