COMMONS

Committee takes evidence from the next generation of scientists

09 March 2011

The Science and Technology Committee hears from young science students about what inspires them to study astronomy and physics.

The Committee also takes evidence from prominent scientists involved in media and outreach activities, and from the presidents of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society, as part of its inquiry into astronomy and particle physics.

Meeting details

9.15am, Wednesday 9 March 2011
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses

At 9.15 am (Young scientists, aged 16-18)

  • Anna Barth, Camden School for Girls, London
  • Jack Bliss, Allerton Grange School, Leeds
  • Jessica Grainger, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes
  • Hilary Lamb, Stroud High School, Gloucestershire
  • James May, Castell Alun High School, Hope (nr. Wrexham)
  • Charlie Palin, Neston High School, Merseyside

At 9.55 am

  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey
  • Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist, Astrium Ltd and Science Innovation Ltd

At 10.35 am

  • Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President, Institute of Physics
  • Professor Roger Davies, President, Royal Astronomical Society

Further information

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