Organising Group

The Annual Schools Science Conference is organised by

The 21st event, Science for AI, is produced in collaboration with University of Westminster School of Life Sciences and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The event’s main objectives are to:

  • Inspire students to study science
  • Demonstrate the importance of science in health and everyday life
  • Showcase some of the myriad careers open to those who study science.

The conference is exclusively presented by experienced professionals in the fields of science and healthcare, and attracts around 350 students from London secondary schools and further education colleges (years 9-11) along with their teachers. 

The backbone of the conference is made up of 80-100 enthusiastic volunteer scientists from various sectors, including NHS, academia, public sectors, industry, and commerce, who provide engaging hands-on displays.

The 2024 organising group comprised:

  • Don Henderson – Founder
  • Kimberly Gilmour – science4u Co-Chair
    Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stuart Adams – science4u Co-Chair
    Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sue Alexander – science4u Secretary
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manfred Almeida – science4u Treasurer
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Fred Bonful
    University of Westminster
  • Dominka Opyrchal
    University of Westminster
  • Jennifer Small
  • Sharon Gage – Event Organiser
    SRG Project Management

Science for…

The 21st Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 24th April 2024

University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish Street

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