Year 8 students (mainly 8G) had fun when they visited the Science Museum on 21/11/12. They participated with innumerable hands-on activities in the various galleries. Satellites, space rockets, space shuttles, and a variety of transport modules for travelling to and back from the Moon were fascinating to see in the Exploring Space gallery. They saw […]Read more "Year 8 students’ visit to the Science Museum"
Having done research into how our ideas about the atom have changed over time the year 13 students thought it would be interesting to see some of the original apparatus used by some of the scientists involved. You can read their work on the wordpress link below: http://rooksheathscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/the-history-of-the-atom-by-year-13-physics-students/ http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/history/ http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/history/cavprof.php http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/museum/area1/display.htm http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/cav_museum/ http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/museum/area1/tour.htm http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/TeachWork/Radio_09/Resources/Museum.pdf http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/outreach/museum.php […]Read more "Year 13 trip to the Cavendish Museum"
Sunday 16th December Dr Martin Christlieb Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org Oxford Biomedical Imaging Network email@example.com http://www.imaging.ox.ac.uk/network-members/mchristlieb/ Modern medical imaging The oncology group at Oxford has just had its second birthday and it was set up in response to the NHS’ need for research into cancer. The group consist of 450 people […]Read more "Physics update course December 2012"
Saturday 15th December Astrophysics activities for the classroom Dr Sian Owen firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com The activities focused on space science and astronomy, with links to current research. Topics covered included the Solar System, evolution of stars, galaxies and the expansion of the universe. http://www.planethunters.org/ Transit activity The above activity was a model to show how some […]Read more "Physics update course December 2012"
Saturday 15th December Trip to Diamond Light Source Facility http://www.diamond.ac.uk/ Robotic planetary exploration – Revealing the mysteries of our Solar System http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/univ-people/dr-leigh-n-fletcher http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/user/fletcher/Site/Welcome.html Dr Fletcher is a planetary scientist and Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr Fletcher specialises in exploring the formation, dynamics, meteorology and chemistry of planetary atmospheres, for both […]Read more "Physics update course December 2012"
Friday 14th December Due to teaching my lovely year 13 students I wasn’t able to attend Friday’s lectures so what I am writing for this section is just a summary of what I missed. Tracking magnetic fields with SQUIDs Dr Samuel Henry Department of Physics University of Oxford http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/users/henry/ http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/henry SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) […]Read more "Physics update course December 2012"
The Maxwell Society was established in 1935 by Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Wheatstone Professor of Physics at the University of London, 1924-1936, and was named in honour of the pioneering physicist and King College’s own genius of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell, Professor of Natural Philosophy at King’s College London, between 1860 and 1865. It was […]Read more "Maxwell Society Lecture"