Seaford’s scientists broaden knowledge before half term

Sixth Form Students at Physics LectureJust before half term, there was a flurry of activity in Seaford’s Science Department.

On Thursday evening a group of Sixth Form Physics students enjoyed a stimulating talk on black holes and galaxy formation at Sussex University delivered by Professor Peter Thomas. The students learned how the study of quasars and their associated radio jets provide strong evidence for the existence of supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.

Friday saw a group of our most able Year 10 scientists attend a whole day of lectures at The Apollo Theatre, London. Students were treated to entertaining and educational talks from such famous faces as Professor Lord Robert Winston and Dr. Maggie Aderin Pocock on subjects ranging from exo-planets to IVF. Head of Physics, Mr Ed Barkham commented, “it was great to see the kids enthused by the real world application of science.” Year 10 student Isaac Kilroy particularly enjoyed Dr. Aderin Pocock’s speech adding, “I enjoyed how she made quite a serious subject funny and interactive.”

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