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Science Speaker Programme goes from strength to strength

31 May 2018

For a number of years, academics from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences have offered a range of academic talks to students in local secondary schools and colleges. 

The researchers go into schools to talk about their area of research as the programme of talks is aimed at students in Years 11, 12 and 13 to give them an insight into some of the exciting research based at the University of Bristol.

This highly successful programme delivered 22 talks by 10 different academics to over 1000 students between Dec 2017 and May 2018.  The talks topics range from “Why I'm taller than my father (but shorter than a giraffe)” by Professor Harry Mellor to “No more drugs for superbugs: The end of the antibiotic age?” by Dr Matthew Avison.  The aim next academic year is to increase the range of talk subject to include Biological Sciences and Experimental Psychology and reflect the expanded Life Sciences Faculty.

Tristan Dunn, Head of Biology at QEH Bristol said: "Thank you so much for providing the talk by Dr Kafienah, the talk was incredibly interesting and the students took a lot from it."

Further information

If you are interested in taking part in this programme for the next academic year, or for more information, please contact Gail Borne at:

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