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Comberton Sixth Form - New Building - Summer 2011 Comberton Sixth Form - New Building - Summer 2011
'Beyond School'
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A series of lunchtime lectures to inform and inspire a career in science 'beyond school'. Guest speakers will be describing their own careers and giving tips for success. At present, 'Beyond School', is mainly organised by the science department but other departments may contribute lectures depending on interest.
Time: 12.35 - 1.05pm
Place: CSF Lecture Theatre
For all interested 6th form students and staff, and (subject to space) pupils from Years 10 and 11.
Summer Programme: [Poster]
Thursday 19 April:
Tim Ecclestone – Spacecraft Engineer

He is a mechanical engineer who specialises in aerospace design. He will be bringing in a prop or two.
Thursday 26 April:
Ross Hawkins - Geneticist
Dr J Ross Hawkins is a human/medical geneticist who has worked in research but now works on Cell Biology & Imaging for the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.
Wednesday 2 May:
Helen Nelson - Psychologist
Teacher and researcher in psychology at the University of Cambridge. Suitable for students of Psychology and all Sciences.
Thursday 10 May:
Salvador Potter - CEO of PGRO
Salvador Potter BSc is the Chief Executive Officer of the Processors and Growers Research Organisation, a horticulture/agriculture research centre. Salvador has over 30 years experience in international agri-businesses from cattle ranching through the chemical industry and biotechnology to plant breeding. A career spent translating applied research into practical application and commercial reality; serving the last 10 years as a board director. Suitable for Science and Geography students.
Monday 25 June:
Sophie Bell-Ferguson – Bird Researcher
Researcher in the effect of climate change on birds, who works in one of the World’s top laboratories on the subject.
Miss H Frampton
Teacher of Science
The Science department are hosting a series of talks entitled 'Beyond School', which is aimed primarily towards students in the sixth form and also years 10 and 11. We are hoping to run a series of lunchtime talks, delivered by guest speakers with a scientific background. The talks will provide students with insights into their career pathway, the nature of their role and the science they are involved with. The purpose of these sessions is to inform pupils of the science careers available to them and provide tips on the pathways to a successful future within science. The talks will be hosted in the new sixth form lecture theatre at lunchtimes.
We see these talks as offering very valuable support to our students, by broadening their awareness of the range of possible career opportunities that draw on an understanding of science. We are particularly keen to use examples of people who are working locally or who are from the local area. Our aspiration is to be able to offer a range of speakers who talk about their employment, the science relating to it and an outline of their career pathway to date. The talk should be a maximum of 30 minutes, included in which there should be 5 minutes for questions.
If you have a scientific background and would be interested in inspiring the first cohort of CVC sixth form students to see the science beyond the classroom the science department would be delighted to hear from you.
If you are interested please could you contact Miss H Frampton by .
Page Updated: 25 April 2012
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