A Level Science Trip to London Biology in Action
At the beginning of December, 21 A Level Scientists (biologist, chemists, physicists and applied scientists) were motivated and inspired by 5 renowned scientists and communicators at a Biology in Action study day in London.
The programme covered the following diverse range of topics:
- The biology of cancer by Clare Isacke, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research.
- Regenerating the injured spinal cord from animal models to human behaviour by Elizabeth Bradbury, Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Neuroplasticity at King’s College London.
- The diet myth by Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London.
- A microscopic journey into the unseen by Marty Jopson, plant biologist and TV presenter
- Exploring the wonders of the deep, by Helen Scales, marine biologist, writer and broadcaster
Students were enthralled by the images shown and the tales of how scientific research actually takes place, inspiring them to become pioneering scientists of the future.
A great day was had by all. I would especially like to thank the thoughtful and considerate way the students conducted themselves across London on the Underground and by helping me with my dodgy foot!!!
Head of Biology