We welcomed Professor Tom McLeish from the Physics Department of Durham University. He delivered a guest lecture to the Year 10 and 11 students participating in our Honours Programme at Southmoor and Sandhill View Academies. The lecture, entitled ‘The Music and Poetry of Science’, was about the connections between the Arts and Sciences. The students …
Congratulations to James Maynard of Year 12 who was nominated as Southmoor Academy’s ‘Physicist of the Year’. James attended Durham University where he was presented with this prestigious award along with students nominated from other schools in the area. As well as the presentations, the evening involved viewing exhibits by university undergraduates and a talk …
Students recently had the chance to visit the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to learn about important research into astro physics and cosmology. The visit included a tour of the facility (operated by the University of Manchester) which included the impressive Lovell Telescope which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world!