Lead Educators

Conor Davies

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Conor has taught in Brighton, Manchester and France and is now in Harrogate, currently as Head of Physics at Ashville College.

Since 2006 he has been working with the Science Learning Centre (Yorkshire and Humber) at Sheffield Hallam University delivering courses such as 'Physics for non-specialists', the Science as an Additional Specialism Programme (SASP) and now the Subject Knowledge Enhancement Plus (SKE+) programme as well as bespoke courses for schools in the area.

Since joining the National Space Academy team of Lead Educators, Conor has developed new activities for students involving particle physics in the early universe and computer models of landing rovers on the surface of Mars.

A masterclass or CPD session delivered by Conor can include:


  • The Solar System – size and scale
  • Rocket science and rocket design – distance, velocity and range calculations for GCSE and A level Physics
  • Comets and the search for life on other planets
  • Astrophysics – stellar classification and measurement, star evolution, Big Bang, and Hubble
  • Detecting exoplanets
  • Powering spacecraft – solar panels: energy, power and efficiency

These sessions can be tailored to suit a specific syllabus or range of grades/abilities.

 "The National Space Academy is an exciting project that will benefit all who are associated with it. Bringing space science into the classroom should be a lot of fun for everyone – I'm delighted and privileged to be a part of this program."

More about Conor:
Conor at the Grammar School At Leeds