Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

ChemSoc screen live lectures for Sixth form students

ChemSoc screen  live lectures from Oxford University

ChemSoc had the exciting opportunity to screen a series of live lectures by Oxford University on Wednesday the 30th. Year 12 and year 13 attended the screening and watched the lectures, which ran from 13:30 to 4:30, in a socially distanced environment and the lectures covered a variety of topics, with speakers from the forefront of scientific research. The first talk was from Professor Angela Russel, a professor of organic chemistry at Oxford University. Her talk focused on muscular dystrophy and the development of pharmacological therapies which can promote muscle regeneration. The second talk was by a PhD student, Wouter Lindeboom, who spoke about his work in using carbon dioxide to make polymers as well as his life as an Oxford university PhD student. The third and final talk was by Prof. Dudley Shallcross and Tim Harrison from Bristol ChemLabs, who performed live demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen and spoke about the composition of our atmosphere. The talks were all very interesting and there was (socially distanced) discussion between the year 13s and year 12s about chemistry and university choices. These lectures mark the return of ChemSoc with many more interesting presentations, discussions and experiments to follow.