World-class experts from £650million medical research hub to teach Camden pupils
- Credit: Archant
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.”
- 1 'Auto-destruction' in a train shed: how the Roundhouse made Camden cool
- 2 Lane closure scrapped after high pollution readings double
- 3 Falling stonework narrowly misses outdoor diners at Crouch End cafe
- 4 Hampstead bakery sells challah hearts for Mental Health Awareness Week
- 5 British fencing great Richard Kruse announces retirement
- 6 Haringey Council leader ousted by rival in Labour group vote
- 7 Reader letter: Rubbish bins in Camden need 'levelling up'
- 8 Hampstead man jailed for pub 'revenge attack' on Jewish Tory barrister
- 9 Bishopwood Bowling Club hopes to create new image for the sport
- 10 Owner mourns Highgate station’s beloved black cat