29 Sep Physics
Trip to Cambridge University
On Wednesday 20th September, a group of Year 11 students went on a trip up to Cambridge University for a Physics at Work exhibition. In the morning, students visited Gonville and Caius College, which is one of the oldest Colleges at the University, founded in 1348. During a tour, the students visited an elegant library, lecture halls and Stephen Hawking’s office as well as learning about daily life at university.
After a fine lunch served in the traditional dining hall, students visited the Cavendish Laboratory for an afternoon of exploring. In groups, they visited various events and discussions about fossil fuels with BP. They were involved in dismantling and reassembling a model jet engine with Rolls Royce, innovative research on radio astronomy and some liquid nitrogen demonstrations. Overall students enjoyed the day and were inspired by the current research in the field of physics.