18 episodes

The Higher Biology Podcast aims to provide insight into the SQA Higher Biology Course with interviews with scientists, authors, filmmakers, broadcasters, journalists, politicians as well as input from classroom teachers. The podcast aims to enhance remote learning and teaching during the COVID19 lockdown and beyond.This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.ukMany thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

The Higher Biology Podcast Mr Downie

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The Higher Biology Podcast aims to provide insight into the SQA Higher Biology Course with interviews with scientists, authors, filmmakers, broadcasters, journalists, politicians as well as input from classroom teachers. The podcast aims to enhance remote learning and teaching during the COVID19 lockdown and beyond.This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.ukMany thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

    COP 26 Special: Part 2

    COP 26 Special: Part 2

    Climate change is happening. COP26 in Glasgow in November will confront it. 
    This series of podcasts - Our Dear Green Place – recognises that it’s our young people who will face the most intense impacts of climate change. Securing a greener and more resilient future for our planet will be in their hands. 
    By talking to interviewees across the spectrum from politicians to scientists, sport stars to familiar faces from television and other media, these podcasts will explore the themes of COP26 for youngsters across Scotland, inspiring them to seek knowledge, arouse their passions and demand action. 
    The podcasts will be hosted by Paul Downie and Doug Allan. 
    Paul is Faculty Head of Science at Hyndland Secondary School, Glasgow. In August 2021 he became the first Scottish winner of the Royal Society of Biology Teaching Award. 
    Doug is an award-winning wildlife and documentary cameraman who’s filmed for BBC series such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. 
    In the race of our lives, we must all work together to reach net zero. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    COP 26 Special: Part 1

    COP 26 Special: Part 1

    Climate change is happening. COP26 in Glasgow in November will confront it. 
    This series of podcasts - Our Dear Green Place – recognises that it’s our young people who will face the most intense impacts of climate change. Securing a greener and more resilient future for our planet will be in their hands. 
    By talking to interviewees across the spectrum from politicians to scientists, sport stars to familiar faces from television and other media, these podcasts will explore the themes of COP26 for youngsters across Scotland, inspiring them to seek knowledge, arouse their passions and demand action. 
    The podcasts will be hosted by Paul Downie and Doug Allan. 
    Paul is Faculty Head of Science at Hyndland Secondary School, Glasgow. In August 2021 he became the first Scottish winner of the Royal Society of Biology Teaching Award. 
    Doug is an award-winning wildlife and documentary cameraman who’s filmed for BBC series such as The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. 
    In the race of our lives, we must all work together to reach net zero. 

    • 1 hr
    Scotland's First Black Professor - Sir Geoff Palmer

    Scotland's First Black Professor - Sir Geoff Palmer

    Mr Downie is joined by Sir Geoff Palmer, who is currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a human rights activist.
    In 1989, Sir Geoff became Scotland’s first black professor and is most famously known for having invented the barley abrasion process. Sir Geoff was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to human rights, science and charity. In 2018, he was appointed Jamaica's first Honorary Consul in Scotland and is the 2020 recipient of the Jamaican national honour, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class).

    You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on Twitter

    This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.uk

    Thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

    For YoungScot guidance on face coverings in Scottish secondary schools visit: https://young.scot/get-informed/national/facts-at-secondary-school

    YoungScot Rewards Code: C0BTFMWA

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Coronavirus Special Part 3 with Prof Jason Leitch

    Coronavirus Special Part 3 with Prof Jason Leitch

    Mr Downie is joined by Scotland's Clinical Director Prof Jason Leitch to catch up on developments since they last spoke in November's Coronavirus Special Part 2 Episode.

    You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on Twitter

    This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.uk

    Thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

    For YoungScot guidance on face coverings in Scottish secondary schools visit: https://young.scot/get-informed/national/facts-at-secondary-school

    YoungScot Rewards Code: Z8SUAAVS

    • 29 min
    Evolution with Prof Steve Hubbard, Dr David Norman and Harry Baker

    Evolution with Prof Steve Hubbard, Dr David Norman and Harry Baker

    Mr Downie is joined by his own former university professor and friend, Prof Steve Hubbard from Dundee University to discuss Evolution as well as Dr David Norman from University of Cambridge and World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker.

    This episode is based on the Mutations Unit of the SQA Higher Biology Course.

    You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on Twitter

    This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.uk

    You can also find the Leckie store on Amazon HERE

    Thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

    YoungScot Rewards Code:  6D09N7XJ

    • 59 min
    Mutations with Prof Nathan Lents

    Mutations with Prof Nathan Lents

    Mr Downie is joined by Professor Nathan Lents from City University of New York in the United States, to discuss Mutations

    This episode is based on the Mutations Unit of the SQA Higher Biology Course.

    You can ask questions or get in touch  via @BiologyHigher on Twitter

    This podcast is sponsored by Leckie textbooks, revision guides and practice papers; everything you need to learn, review and prepare for your SQA Exams. Browse the books at www.leckiescotland.co.uk

    You can also find the Leckie store on Amazon HERE

    Thanks also to Education Scotland for their support.

    YoungScot Rewards Code:  3P386FQF

    • 56 min

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