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    Posted on29Sep

    Post 16 trip to the New Scientist Live exhibition at ExCel London

    Fifteen Post 16 students went to the New Scientist Live exhibition at ExCel London on Friday 29th of September.

    The event had over 100 stands with innovative hands-on activities (like making your own Stone Age tools in the Archaeology workshop, handling live invertebrates, hugging a robot and examining relics from the sunken Tudor ship, the Mary Rose).  

    Exhibitors included a range of well-known universities and companies like BT, BP, ZSL and the Met Office.  

    There was also a schedule of lectures that students attended like 'Why we should all like wasps', 'Dark Matter: Where is everything else?' and 'Why so many people are really getting fat'. 

    The students also got to experience virtual reality programmes that guided them through the ultrastructure of a cell and simulated what it was like to perform an operation that involved cutting into bone.

    This was an educational and exciting experience where students could talk to professionals at the cutting edge of Science and come face to face the latest discoveries, inventions and ideas in Science and Technology.

    Youla Hadjidaniel

    Deputy Leader of Science