Expert speakers from the University of Central Lancashire and Jacobs Engineering have helped to fill the library with the school’s scientists, geographers and technologists as part of our recent café sci sessions.
In April, Joshua Lavender from Jacobs Engineering led a discussion on safety in engineering. Focusing on a boilover accident at Venezuela’s Tacoa power plant, Mr Lavender invited pupils to identify the failings in the plant’s installations and the response to the unfolding disaster.
The University of Central Lancashire’s Dr Nicola Lowe was our latest visitor. Talking about nutrition research in north-west Pakistan, Dr Lowe discussed the challenges of floods, wars and poverty in the country, with the session being of particular interest to our Biology, Geography and Food Technology pupils.
Open to all pupils from the fourth year through to sixth form, café sci takes place every half-term. It returned to Stockport Grammar in January with the University of Manchester’s Dr Karen Cosgrove discussing stem cell research.