Maths and Science Teachers Conference 2014

Manchester's second conference for maths and science teachers took place in June 2014. Secondary and post-16 teachers engaged with cutting-edge Manchester research via two consecutive events that aimed to pass the spark of inspiration from our research to participants, and then into their classrooms.

Our first event focused on maths and physics, the second on biology and chemistry. Both days gave participants the tools to integrate new knowledge into their subject teaching. The conferences also provided the opportunity to network and share best practice with other teaching professionals and University academics.

Participants had the opportunity to:

  • join in workshops delivered by academic researchers who are world leaders in their field of interest;
  • work with fellow teachers to develop strategies for including new subject content in lessons across the secondary spectrum;
  • explore the range of maths and science-related degree programmes available at The University of Manchester;
  • rediscover their own passion for their subject.

The conference was attended by secondary and post-16 teachers of maths, physics, biology and chemistry, PGCE students in science subjects, and lab technicians.

Keynote addresses from the conference

Professor Phil Manning, Professor of Paleobiology at the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences addresses biology and chemistry teachers:


Professor Steve Furber, CBE FRS FREng, Professor of Computer Engineering, addresses maths and physics teachers: