We welcome links with schools and
encourage visits by parties of fifth and sixth formers. We also have
members of staff who are willing to visit schools to talk about
exciting topics in physics or astronomy at a level suited to fifth or
sixth formers. The current Schools Liaison Officer is Dr Chris Howard. Please get in touch with him if you would like any information about:
- bringing a party of pupils to visit the department
- arranging for one of our staff to speak at your school
Testimony of a Parent Governor at East Barnet School: "The exhibitors were not only excited, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subject; but also people who were actually fun and interesting to talk to - blowing the idea of the stuffy mad scientist completely out of the water.
Watching and listening to the students from East Barnet and those visiting from other schools, engrossed in the activities and using our fantastic new facilities, made me remember a Galileo quote, told to me by my Plant Biology teacher: “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”
To me, that is what education should be all about – equipping adults and children with the skills, desire and confidence to find their own path through life.
Please pass on my thanks to all the staff and guests who worked so hard to make the day truly memorable!"
You may be interested in learning more about:
- 'Stars r Us' exhibition
- Your Universe: the UCL festival of Astronomy