Recent Outreach Activities
The following opprotunities have been aranged by our outreach officer Dr Simon Foster. If you have any questions or would like to get involved please get in touch with Simon.
CDT Teachers Experience Day [Workshop]
Date: 12th July, Location: RSC, Imperial College London
In July the TSM played host to the first CDT experience day, where physics teachers were invited along to Imperial College to get a taste of the amazing research being conducted by the TSM group. Prof Peter Haynes and TSM students gave a series of talks and ran hands-on workshops which immersed the teachers in the work of the group. This allowed them to understand the exciting work being conducted by the group and take this knowledge back into the classroom to inspire the next generation of scientists. It is hoped we will turn this teacher’s workshop into an annual event.
Climate Change debate [Talk/debate]
Date: 26th June and 3rd July, Location: Phoenix High School, Shepherds Bush, London
Prof Adrian Sutton and Dr Simon Foster helped organise the 1st Phoenix high school debate, centred on the subject of 'Is the UK government doing enough to combat climate change'. Prior to the debate various scientists visited the school to give talks about different aspects of climate change and its causes. Simon spoke about his research into solar variability and climate change, giving the participants an insight into the workings of our nearest star and its influence upon the Earth’s climate. Students used this information to prepare their arguments for the debate, at which Simon acted as one of the judges.
Physics department work experience [Talks/demonstrations]
Date: 25th June - 6th July, Location: Department of Physics, Imperial College London
Staff and students from the TSM met with work experience students to explain their research and experiences as scientists. Based on these meetings the students produced posters and gave a presentation outlining the work of the TSM. TSM students also ran a series of experiments with work experience students who were visiting the physics department. These experiments gave the students the opportunity to handle equipment and materials that is not usually available within schools. These experiments helped to make this a really memorable experience for the work experience students.
Please click here to see previous outreach activities