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Year 10 Science Lectures - London

On Tuesday 29th Nov 2016, Year 10 went into London to attend three lectures related to their GCSE course in Science.

After making the short journey from Welwyn North to Kings Cross, there was a 5 min walk to the Camden Centre where the lectures were held.

The first lecture was held by Professor Jim Al-Kalili, a famous physicist and TV personality. He focused on how the universe started and how it will end. He also talked about the history of the solar system and the planets around us, finishing with a discussion on whether there was life elsewhere in the universe. He was very inspiring and we will be watching his programs on ‘The Beginning and End of the Universe’.

The second lecture was on Chemistry and focussed on enzymes and cells. The lecture itself was interesting, but since this talk was targeted more at the A Level students it was difficult to understand all of the topics covered.

Our favourite by far was Lord Robert Winston, who spoke on IVF and fertility. He also talked about how embryos develop and why cells die. He was very good at engaging the crowd and making everyone laugh and smile throughout his talk. Interesting and enjoyable.

The Year 10 students

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