Monthly Archives: November 2014

Guest Scientist in Residence at Irchester – Dr Sean

On Monday 17th November, Dr. Sean Thurston, from the Royal Institution, was our guest scientist-in-residence. Sean is the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre Technical Coordinator and is also project manager of the RI’s Crystallography Collection. He came in to the lab … Continue reading

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Lab_13 on Tour: Abu Dhabi part 2

The workshop which I am Team leader for is called Mini Mechanics and it shows kids aged 9-11 a little bit about mechanical engineering – specifically how petrol and diesel engines work. The workshop is in three parts – the anatomy … Continue reading

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Guest S.I.R Number 4 – Dr Sarah Bearchell

On Friday 14th November, Dr Sarah Bearchell was our guest scientist-in-residence. Sarah recently won the Josh Award 2014, an award established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication. As part of the award, she is the Manchester Science … Continue reading

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Presenting Guest S.I.R Irchester – Nesh Patel

On Thursday 13th November, physicist Nesh Patel visited year 6 to discuss space, black holes and astrophysics. This is what Year 6 had to say… We learnt that if life is possible (and it is because we exist), other life … Continue reading

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2nd Guest Scientist-In-Residence – Dr Suze Kundu

On Wednesday 12th November, Dr. Sujata Kundu, from Imperial College in London, was our guest scientist-in-residence. She is a doctor of Materials Science and she visited years 1 and 2 to investigate different materials. In class, we played ‘Guess the … Continue reading

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1st Guest Scientist-In-Residence At Irchester – Dr Erinma Ochu

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On Tuesday 11th November, Dr. Erinma Ochu, a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, was our guest scientist-in-residence. She is currently exploring how the public can participate in biomedical research, and came into the lab to help some of our children answer … Continue reading

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Being Scientific with Slugs!

On a very miserable and rainy day, (yesterday) Chloe asked Carole a question. Her question was: How long would it take a slug to reach one mile? So early in the day, Carole took her and some other kids out … Continue reading

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