A CELEBRATED scientist, who solved one of the greatest mysteries in the history of life on earth, is coming to Wearside to share her knowledge.
Professor Jenny Clack, a world leader in the study of fossils and evolutionary science, will be among those taking part in Sunderland College’s Big Science Event.
The world-renowned palaeontologist, based at Cambridge University Museum of Zoology, discovered a 360million-year-old Acanthostega specimen, nicknamed ‘Boris’, which has offered evidence of how fish made the transition from sea to land, from animals with fins to legs.
The Big Science Event showcases the vast range of careers available to young people who study scientific subjects, and features scientists who specialise in everything from medicine and dentistry to astronomy and space to geomatics and chemistry.
The Big Science Event will also welcome TV’s Brainiac professor John Kilcoyne, from Sunderland University, who will be performing wild and wacky chemistry experiments.
Marianne Hill, Sunderland College’s curriculum leader of science and maths, said: “We are very excited to welcome so many esteemed scientists to our Big Science Event, which really does show the breadth and range of options open to young people who want to pursue a career in science.”
The Big Science Event is primarily aimed at Year Ten and Eleven students and their parents. It takes place on Wednesday, February 11, from 4-7pm at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus.
To register your attendance visit bit.ly/bigscienceevent2015.