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Young Scientists Journal – the world’s peer review science journal written and edited exclusively by 12-20 year olds – are delighted to announce Sir Martyn Poliakoff as the keynote speaker for their second annual conference taking place from 1 to 6 pm on 14 October 2015 at The King’s School, Canterbury.

Young Scientists Journal aims to inspire and nurture the scientists of the future through lectures workshops and more at this year’s must attend science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and communication conference, aimed at 14-18 year olds and their teachers. The eminent chemist and science communicator Sir Martyn Poliakoff, from The University of Nottingham, will open the conference as our keynote speaker with a talk entitled, “Jumping in the Deep End”,  which will describe some of Martyn’s efforts at doing science while at School and, with the help of hindsight, how he could have done much better. It will also show how, quite surprisingly, some of the work he did then is reflected in his research as a professional scientist.

Delegates will also be able to choose from over 10 workshops workshops led by professional scientists and science communicators, consisting of Young Scientists Journal partners Lunar Mission One and The Royal Society – with whom as special issue was produced this year to celebrate the society’s 350 years of publishing – as well as the likes of Zooniverse, several universities, including the Richard III genetics and archaeology team from Leicester, and many more; visit http://events.ysjournal.com for the full line-up of speakers and workshops.

Universities, STEM institutions and employers will be exhibiting during the conference. In addition, students have the opportunity to present posters on projects they have done for the chance of winning a prize and presenting to the conference, these will also be filmed and put online for the world to see. Thanks to generous sponsorship the conference is free via a returnable deposit.


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The first Young Scientists Journal conference in March 2014 was a huge success, as reported in the Guardian blog: http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/apr/01/young-scientists-journal-science-communication-conference

The co-founder and mentor of the journal, Christina Astin, says –

“There are some fantastic science projects going on in schools across the UK.  Young Scientists Journal exists to publish that research, giving voice to young ambitious scientists.  I hope that teachers keen to share their students’ achievements or raise their aspirations will be signing up to bring a group. It’s all about showcasing school-based research work and enhancing science communication skills – all in one afternoon!”

Claire Nicholson, Chief Editor and student at

Herts & Essex High School says –

“We anticipate our second to be even bigger and better than our previous conference. I’m sure that many young people across the UK will take advantage of this amazing opportunity and we look forward to meeting you on 14th October!”

About Young Scientists Journal

Young Scientists Journal is the world’s peer review science journal run by young scientists for young scientists. The journal publishes research papers and review articles on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) both online and in print, written and edited exclusively by 12-20 year olds across the globe. 17 issues have been published since it was founded in 2006 at The King’s School Canterbury by Christina Astin and Ghazwan Butrous.

Read more at: www.ysjournal.com/about-us


Contact info:

For all enquires: Christina Astin, co-founder and mentor, 07931 526763,

[email protected]



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