On the 17th and 18th January, St. Bede's hosted the University of Bristol Christmas Lectures provided by ChemLabs.
These lectures are modelled on the Christmas lectures held annually by the Royal Institution in London which are televised during the Christmas period. It is through events like this that St Bede’s promotes its science specialism and helps make science more accessible to pupils.
Over the two days, six lectures were presented by Tim Harrison and Dr Alison Rivet from the University of Bristol. These lectures focused on the topics of Gases in the Atmosphere and their Interactions. Many of the pupils took part in the experiments, causing loud explosions and rapid effervescing!
Jack Dunphy, year 8 pupil said “it was excellent and really interesting. I really like the dry ice and when Tim exploded the hydrogen balloons“ Comments made by the primary children who also visited us for the Lectures, were ones of awe and amazement.
This was the eleventh annual St Bede’s Christmas Lecture series. These events have a truly inspirational effect on the children involved and allow them to see what could be involved in studying Science at A level and university level.