We are delighted to host the annual Earth Science Teacher Association (ESTA) course and conference here at Leicester. ESTA are a network of teachers, educators and partners working to support and improve teaching of Earth Sciences at all levels in the UK.
Delegates can expect a packed programme which will be hosted in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment (SGGE) on our main campus. Events starting from Friday afternoon with campus tours, research demonstrations and ice-breaker in the evening.
Professional development courses designed to support your teaching of the Geology A-level specifications including Eduqas and OCR exam board training. Guest and subject talks, Earth Sciences workshops for teachers and the popular ‘Bring and Share’ session where delegates have the opportunity to share and showcase their teaching ideas follow on the main event on Saturday.
Keynote lecture, Friday - Professor Gawen Jenkin
Professor Gawen Jenkin researches ore deposits that provide the mineral and metal resources for the green energy transformation. His presentation is entitled "How do we get the metals for clean, green technology?"
Keynote lecture, Saturday - Dr Suzie Imber
We are delighted to confirm Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics and winner of the BBC production ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’ as our keynote speaker. Suzie combines satellite and ground-based data in her work in order to understand the interaction of the Sun with the planets in our solar system, an area of research known as Space Weather. She is co-investigator on the BepiColombo mission which aims to explore Mercury’s magnetic field.
Keynote lecture, Saturday evening - Professor Chris Jackson
We are delighted to be able to welcome Professor Chris Jackson. His research focuses on geodynamic, structural, and stratigraphic evolution of sedimentary basins and he jointly presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures recently. In his presentation he will address the question ‘Can Geology Save the World?’.