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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Speakezee+ Event

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
International Womens Week
13:00 - 14:00
12 March 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Jessica Spurrell at .

Event details

Evolution, Vaccination and an Electronic Journey – Researchers Speak to Local Pupils at Southampton Festival Local secondary school students and their families are to attend talks and discussions on cutting edge research, given by the researchers themselves at the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday 12th March at the University of Southampton, Highfield Campus.


As part of a nationwide launch of public lectures and discussions, ‘Speakezee Presents…’ events are taking place all over the country - but only in Southampton is there also a unique event aimed specifically at secondary school pupils, ‘Speakezee+’!

At each session, running at 12pm and 2pm, three fantastic researchers will engage you in their fascinating work and give an insight into the ups and downs of their personal journeys as scientists. After each talk you will have the opportunity to ask them your questions about science, engineering, what it’s like to be a researcher or whatever you’d like to know!

There will be an introduction from Jess Spurrell, PhD student in cryogenic engineering, showcasing some of her favourite female scientists and engineers throughout history. Then our speakers Dr. Judith Lock, Adriana Wilde and Dr. Mike Head will take over and answer your questions on topics as diverse as evolution, medicine and computer science.

What are the long-term effects of parents on the next generation? How can we better understand behaviour to enhance animal welfare? Why was the MMR vaccine linked to autism? How can computer science take you on a journey across three continents? Can your smartphone be used to help you learn?

Turn up on the day or book tickets for this FREE event via the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Festival website


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