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ESERO-UK Teacher Conference 2013

Space and contemporary topics in school science

The UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) is holding a conference to inspire science teachers to use space as a context to enrich the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics.

This conference aims to support secondary science teachers through keynote lectures from high profile speakers, all incorporating links to the new proposed curriculum, and a series of hands on, practical sessions designed to inform, inspire and support.

  • Date: 2 and 3 July 2013. The conference commences at 10am on Tuesday followed by dinner, and finishes at 4.45pm on Wednesday.
  • Venue: National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD
  • Costs: The conference is free and includes food, accommodation and a £70 travel bursary for teachers
  • To book a place complete the form at:
This conference will be an opportunity to:
  • Discover contemporary science resources and support that is available to enrich science teaching.
  • Talk to teachers about their experiences of using space as a context for teaching science, including teachers in established networks such as the STFC Leading Space School Programme and the National Space Centre’s Space Academy Programme.
  • Hear about the latest developments in the new draft science curriculum in England.
  • Learn from organisations carrying out contemporary science within the context of the draft science curriculum.
Keynote speakers:

Professor Bob Cywinski, University of Huddersfield
Anu Ojha, National Space Centre
Professor John Zarnecki, Open University (TBC)
Laura Thomas, 2013 Institute of Physics Schools’ Lecturer
Professor John Cave, Middlesex University
Julia Willingale-Theune, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

How to Apply:

The conference is fully booked, to add your name to a waiting list please complete the form at

If you have any queries please email with the subject ‘ESERO Teacher Conference’ to: