This term, the Centre of Excellence in Science and Maths at Cronton Sixth Form College has seen the continuation of the highly successful Mond lectures. Invited science lecturers from different universities have visited Cronton to speak to the students, giving them a taste of what life would be like in a university environment.
One of the lectures, given by Dr Ben Goldblum from the University of Manchester, was a dynamic talk highlighting new developments undertaken in a range of biological experiments which captivated students through his use of pictures and video to visualise the subject.
Dr Helen Burrell from Liverpool John Moore’s University also presented a lecture entitled ‘Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Energy or a Vital Signalling Molecule?’ The students were very interested to hear about Dr Burrell’s research into ATP, as well as the links between biological research and the medical treatment of severe burns and skin cancers.
John Hatton, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Science and Maths at Cronton Sixth Form College said, “The autumn lectures have been tremendously well received by students and has given them a real taste of university life. With more lectures planned next term students will continue to benefit from the expertise of science professionals, opening up career options and giving students vital experience for prestigious university applications.”