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Nucleus STEM Lecture Programme

Working with our university partners, we run a series of lectures throughout the year, offering the opportunity for students to engage with experts from a range of institutions to discuss various aspects of STEM subjects. 

STEM Lecture Programme 2020-21

Last year we were able to run a successful lecture programme as part of our Nucleus STEM co-curricular schedule. We enjoyed nine lectures from academics from some of the top universities in the country and the world: including the Universities of St. Andrew’s, Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton, Dundee and Warwick.

This year, we are working hard to work with our colleagues at the universities to put together an equally exciting programme of virtual lectures for this year. All sessions will be virtual, with students in their bubbles and supervised by their tutor for the foreseeable future.

Whilst students will, undoubtedly, become focused on their chosen future fields of study and career aspirations, they should remain mindful on the benefit of wider studies and a broad knowledge base. When the students are applying to University these experiences will help to set them apart from other candidates, through a greater breadth of knowledge and interest.

As part of the Nucleus STEM programme, it is an expectation that they fully engage in the co-curricular programme, including attendance the Nucleus STEM lectures. 

2020-2021 Lectures

July 1st 2021

Prof Peter Thomas
University of Texas

The Impact of Human Activities on Coastal Waters and Fish Reproduction.

June 10th 2021

Rowan Taylor
University of Leeds

Disease Modelling

May 13th 2021

Dr Paul King
University of Leicester

How to solve problems by simulation.

April 29th 2021

Dr David Brown
University of Warwick

 

 

March 4th 2021

Dr Margaret Bates
OPRL Ltd

The impacts of packaging and recycling.

February 11th 2021

Professor Steve Hubbard
University of Dundee

Can humans survive? - The ecology of human beings and their place in a sustainable world.

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February 4th 2021

Dr Dynatra Subasinghe
University of Surrey

What fun it is to be a veterinarian. Use this link to join http://ow.ly/3WLA50DhkIr. Teams login required.

December 3rd 2020

Dr Seb Nye
Northampton Academy

Is time travel possible?

November 12th 2020

Dr David Brown
University of Warwick

Is there life out there? - Exploring the solar system and beyond.

October 22nd 2020

Professor Jeremy Levesley
University of Leicester

Automatic feedback for work - Using computer automation and other aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

2019-2020 Lectures

July 7th 2020

Dr Ria Symonds
University of Nottingham

Maths topic 

May 7th 2020

John Sinclair
University of Northampton

The chemistry of long term climate change.

April 2nd 2020

Prof. Jeremy Levesley
University of Leicester

Mathematical thinking through games and puzzles. This lecture has been postponed.

March 19th 2020

Prof. Steve Hubbard
University of Dundee

This lecture has been postponed.

January 23rd 2020

Dr Alexandra Woodacre
University of Northampton

Revealing the invisible: How microscopic life has a big impact.

December 5th 2019

Dr Paul King
University of Leicester

The Science of Data - The exciting art of extracting knowledge from numbers.

November 14th 2019

Prof. Stephen Roberts
University of Oxford

Finding Earth v2 - Automating the discovery of planets around distant stars.

October 17th 2019

Dr Andrew Blight
University of St Andrews

Understanding the current threats to coastal marine eco-systems.

October 3rd 2019

Dr Margaret Bates
University of Northampton

Waste Management - Producer responsibility or our responsibility?

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