The Naked Scientists-June 2012

The first lecture was given by Dr Dominic Ford from The Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. The lecture was about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and what radio astronomy reveals about the universe. The Square Kilometre Array is expected to take 5 years to be built with initial observations expected in 2019. The array will be […]

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The Naked Scientists-June 2012

Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                         The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million […]

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Rugby 2012

After an excellent lunch (but no chocolate in the pudding) I attended a workshop entitled “Spicing up your particle physics teaching” given by Graham Bone, Exeter school. I won’t bore you with what I did but it gave me a lot of good ideas to help me teach my year 13s next year. The final […]

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