On Tuesday, a group of Year 7 & 8 students were invited to Rose Hill Prep School to attend the 20th Sir Humphrey Davey lecture. The lecture this year was delivered by Dr Stefano Biagini, a senior lecturer in organic chemistry from the University of Kent. Dr Biagini gave a very wide ranging talk, which toured through atomic theory, space physics, radioactivity, dendrochronology and phosphorescence on its way to introducing the uses of radioactive material in medical imaging and drug therapy. The talk was well pitched for Year 7 and 8 pupils and our students left with lots to talk about as well as a good insight into what is to come in their studies of science over the coming years.
Dr A Dodd