Don’t miss Fantastic Plastics at The Pyramid in Warrington!
July 17th 2018

Don’t miss Fantastic Plastics at The Pyramid in Warrington!

“We are delighted to welcome back to the Northwest possibly the most successful GCSE lecture in the UK!”

Fantastic Plastics is a 1-hour demonstration lecture for GCSE covering polymers and enterprise from Professor Averil MacDonald

Title of talk: Fantastic plastics

Abstract: What is the link between disposable nappies and flat screen TVs, between hair gel and saving the environment? This lecture looks at the often surprising things that plastics can do and questions whether plastics are as bad as they are painted in the media. And how can you use all this to make a Million?
When: Thursday 15th November 2018 at either 10:30am or 13:30pm
Where: The Pyramid in Warrington
Who: Year 10/11 students*

* You can include students from KS3 if you believe that they will benefit from the lecture.

The lecture is designed to match the Science National Curriculum at Key Stage 4 and bring in elements of enterprise. The show lasts for 1 hour and includes lots of exciting demonstrations that will fire your student’s imagination. It is FREE courtesy of Manchester Polymer Group, a local society of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and The Worshipful Company of Horners  in conjunction with All About STEM

Professor Averil MacDonald is internationally acknowledged for innovative science communication and was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours in recognition of her work supporting women in science, and engaging the public with science. For this talk the audience to date already exceeds 110,000!

Tickets are issued on a first come first served basis and each school is limited to one class of approx. 30 students per school. Please contact Wendy Cotterill (Senior Public Engagement Officer for STFC) on how to book at: [email protected] or on 01925 603408.

*Please note: The event is FREE, but a deposit cheque of £50, made payable to Manchester Polymer Group, is required to secure your place. Once your booking is made, cheques should be sent to – Mrs W Cotterill, B87 Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, WA44AD. The cheque will be returned to you on the day of the lecture. Should you wish to cancel your booking please give as much notice as possible to allow the event organisers to open these places to other students and return your deposit cheque.



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