Past events

 

Introduction to Science, Magdalene College, Cambridge

When: Friday 10th March 2023

For: Year 6

Dr Nelson Lam, Lindemann alumnus and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, presents ‘Chemistry in Colour’: using water boiled from a red cabbage to test whether everyday household products are an acid or a base. Astronomers, Julia Sisk-Reynes and Dr Anke Arentsen, both from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, mesmerise the children with talks on black holes and the milky way. And Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Dr Adrian Baez-Ortega, demonstrates how a laser microscope works, and how we can use this to analyse DNA.

 

 

 

 

 

Women in Science Forum, Dartmouth House, London

When: 25th November 2022

For: Open to all

A facilitated discussion considering the challenges and barriers which female scientists face in HE and their careers.

Please click here to read the full report.

 

 

Introduction to Science, Portsmouth Grammar School

When: Friday 7th October 2022

For: Year 6

Dr Mark Hammond, Lindemann alumnus and Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford, talks about exoplanets in our galaxy. Lindemann Committee member and science educator, Dr Karen Mooney, speaks about the human body – how it works and why our heart is important. And Dr Martin Grossel, Committee member and Emeritus Fellow at the University of Southampton, runs a session using microscopes. Inspired by the drawings from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, the children get the opportunity to design their own illustrations after looking at fossils and slides of insects.

 

 

 

Introduction to Science, Magdalene College, Cambridge

When: Thursday 10th March 2022

For: Year 6

Internationally-acclaimed neuroscientist, Dr Hannah Critchlow, explores the very depths of the brain, looking at how we think, feel, remember, and even move! Dr Kim Liu, Postdoctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, demonstrates how a biological understanding of species today may allow us, in the future, to build life which either no longer exists or doesn’t yet exist. And Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Dr Adrian Baez-Ortega demonstrates how a laser microscope works, and how we can use this to analyse DNA.

 

 

Introduction to Science, Magdalene College, Cambridge

When: Friday 13th March 2020

For: Year 6

Cosmologist Dr Chandrima Ganguly, an alumna of the Lindemann Fellowships, excites the pupils in talking about how the universe began. With the help of balloons, ping-pong balls and a large speaker, Dr Alastair Gregory, Research Fellow at Magdalene College, demonstrates how sound waves move through the air.  And mathematician, Lisa-Maria Kreusser, also from Cambridge University, uses a numbers game to demonstrate mathematical patterns. To conclude the event, Lindemann Trustee, Dr Martin Grossel, uses engraved illustrations from Micrographia by the revolutionary early modern English scientist, Robert Hooke, to launch a poster competition.