This Wednesday, a group of students in Year 9 had the opportunity to visit Oxford University to enjoy two interesting lectures. The day started with a bang - a very entertaining lecture demonstrating how to cook eggs with liquid nitrogen and how to explode hydrogen balloons fast enough to cause sonic booms! Afterwards we had the chance to explore the Musem of Natural History and tackle some quiz questions.

We returned to our seats for a more traditional lecture on DNA and epigenetics, a relevant topic that provided insight into the research side of university life. It covered how diet can influence genetics - 'you are what you eat', after all! The visit was a stimulating experience and really inspired us to consider science as a career in the future.

Many thanks to Mr Buckridge for leading the visit and also to Mrs Timpson for helping with the trip.