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World-class experts from £650million medical research hub to teach Camden pupils

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 March 2015

Rasheed Giwa 17, Sir Tim Hunt, Oshia Rahmani 16, Christopher Feghali 17, Yunus Ali 18 at the launch of Regent High School's educational partnership with the Francis Crick Institute. Picture: Dieter Perry

Rasheed Giwa 17, Sir Tim Hunt, Oshia Rahmani 16, Christopher Feghali 17, Yunus Ali 18 at the launch of Regent High School's educational partnership with the Francis Crick Institute. Picture: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

A pioneering £650million medical research centre has teamed up with a Camden secondary school to give pupils from across the borough the chance to learn from experts.

The Francis Crick Institute launched its educational partnership with Regent High School, in Somers Town, last week with a question-and-answer session with Nobel Prize winner Sir Tim Hunt and a panel of world-class scientists.

The school’s £25million new building will host the institute’s new discovery zone, where research scientists will put on scientific workshops, activities and lectures for Camden pupils from next month.

It is designed to engage pupils with science and maths, as well as inspiring them to embark on a scientific career.

The institute, a consortium of six of the UK’s most acclaimed scientific and academic organisations, is currently being built in St Pancras.

It is due to officially open next year, but has already begun operation.

Dr Clare Davy, the institute’s education officer, said: “The event at Regent High School was a great success and the students had some insightful questions for our panel.”


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