“Engineers turn dreams into reality” – Hayao Miyazaki, Co-founder Studio Ghibli




Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell

Astrobiologist and author of The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch

Research scientist, presenter and author

Lewis graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007.

He now holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster where his research specialises is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars.

Lewis also held a STFC Science in Society Fellowship and is very active in delivering live events at schools and science festivals, working as a scientific consultant for the media, and appearing in numerous TV documentaries and radio shows.

Lewis has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelances for newspapers and magazine articles, and has published three books.

10:00 - 15:00

Welcome to EngVentures – a journey into the world of science, technology and engineering!

EngVentures is a one-day event for Key Stage 3 students, designed to teach them more about the world of engineering, whilst showcasing all of the incredible and interesting things a modern engineer does, in a fun and interactive way!

The day includes:
  • A series of interactive workshops, led by some of the UK’s most ambitious educational groups
  • Two inspiring talks on what it’s like to be an engineer and how to survive an apocalypse
  • A hands-on exhibition where you’ll be able to see the latest technology in action


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F1 in Schools
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Engineering In Motion will be giving you a taste of how a career in engineering can give you the skills and opportunities to change the world, through taking part in our exciting educational challenges.

You’ll become a real F1 designer for the day, get the opportunity to drive a Remote Controlled off road vehicle, plus test out your reactions on the F1 in Schools start line challenge.

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