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Maggie Aderin-Pocock

You may have seen Maggie Aderin-Pocock presenting BBC's The Sky at Night, asking Jeremy Paxman to hold a torch while she described a lunar eclipse, or on the sofa of a breakfast television show or The One Show talking enthusiastically about science. You may not know that she has hung out of the back of military...

Jo Shien Ng

Jo Shien Ng works to develop more and more sensitive electrical components called 'avalanche photodiodes' used in everything from satellites that look at the Earth from space, to body scanners in hospitals and airports. She does this by applying an understanding of the behaviour of materials developed through...

Jassel Majevadia

Jassel Majevadia is currently completing a PhD which will contribute to the safety of nuclear energy. Working on her Mac in coffee shops at Imperial College, she is able to apply her knowledge of mathematics and physics to perform new calculations and improve understanding of the way in which tiny bits of materials...

Frances Ashcroft

Frances Ashcroft was the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University of Oxford. At the time of this film, her research focused on how a rise in blood sugar level causes the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. She was studying what goes wrong in this process in people who...

Francesca Happé

Francesca Happé's research interests include the normal and abnormal development of processes that underlie social insight and communication. At the time of this film, her work involved looking at the causes of autism and the effects it has on people with the condition. Her work included the study of ‘theory of...

Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick is a well-known cyberneticist. He has appeared on radio and television regularly to talk about cybernetics, robots and future technology.

As a scientist, Kevin Warwick was so involved with his work that he had twice had an operation to implant electronics into his body. The first chip...

Paul Nurse

Paul Nurse is one of the UK's foremost biological scientists. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) for his work on the genes that regulate the cell division cycle. A mutation in one of these genes can cause a cell to become cancerous. In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize for medicine (jointly with Dr...

Chris Wise

Chris is an award winning engineer and a successful entrepreneur having co-founded his own structural design company Expedition Engineering in 1999. At the time, Chris’s career had included work on many leading structures that can be seen all over the world such as the Millennium Bridge in London, the...

Earthquake

This resource provides a film which explains how the movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Students are then introduced to a rescue operation to save the population of a string of islands known as the Snowpac chain. There has been a disastrous earthquake which has devastated this...

Stephen Sparks *suitable for home teaching*

At the time of this film, Professor Steve Sparks was the Director of the Centre for Environmental and Geophysical Flows at Bristol University. He had revolutionised the study of volcanoes, changing it from an essentially observational science to one where theories are tested by experiments before being put to...

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