Cutting Edge 2012: Behind Diving
Nationwide, England (South West)
7pm - 8.30pm
Throughout 2012, join world-class researchers and top Team GB and Paralympics GB stars, in locations across the UK, to see amazing athletic demonstrations, discuss elite performance and share your views on the research behind the UK’s sporting achievements. Cutting Edge 2012 is a Research Councils UK initiative, in partnership with the Royal Institution, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Institute of Engineering and Technology and PODIUM (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games).
Come along to the world-class Plymouth Life Centre to hear about the research that lies behind the perfect dive. Andy Banks, coach of Team GB stars such as Tom Daley will discuss how research brings out the best in his athletes. Professor Alan Wing, an expert in human movement, will discuss what his work tells us about how divers synchronise their movements and Professor Andrew Lane will discuss ‘emotion regulation’ – working with athletes to maximise their performance under pressure. Sports scientist Professor Steve Haake will host this interactive evening, and Dr David James will lead discussion on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.
Please note this event takes place at;
Plymouth Life Centre, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA
Cutting Edge 2012 is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.