Science for Sustainability

The 16th Annual Schools Science Conference was held on 24th April 2019 at University of Westminster

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Science for Sustainability

The theme of the 16th Schools Science Conference is Science for Sustainability

This focuses on sustaining the health of people through the health of the planet.

In a period of increasing environmental awareness we need to consider how essential science, and scientific developments can be delivered in an environmentally friendly and a cost effective manner to benefit the health of us all.

  • As most people are aware, the health of the nation is inextricably linked to the state of our environment.
  • Scientists must choose wisely when balancing research for disease prevention versus disease treatment.
  • An example of this can be found with the increasing levels of asthma seen in school children in the UK today.
  • In the UK we have one of the highest rates of asthma in Europe with 1 in 11 children suffering and a study in 2014 showed that 90% of child deaths from asthma could have been prevented with the right care.
  • Since this study the number of children (aged 0-14) dying from asthma has dropped by 48% illustrating that by focussing on prevention as well as cure we can make improvements.
  • Of course, the rates of childhood asthma have increased partly because of the poor air quality in urban areas. 
  • So scientists also have to look at the wider causes of medical problems when determining how to prioritise clinical research.
  • Can you think of other medical conditions that are linked to our environment?
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Science for Experimentation

Witness riveting presentations and we unveil which school clinched the coveted trophy



Explore captivating snapshots captured during this year’s Conference


Challenge yourself and put your newfound science and healthcare knowledge to the test


Discover more about the sessions and view a digital version of the programme


Delve into the reception and gauge the resounding acclaim achieved by the Conference

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A heartfelt thank you to all the contributors who have brought this event to life

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Organising Group

Meet the visionary minds steering Science for Sustainability: the Committee members

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