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North West Science Network Launch 2016
Thu 13 October 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 BST
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the launch of the North West Science Network on Thursday 13th October 2016. Run in conjunction with Corpus Christi and Pembroke College, Oxford University, the North West Science Network offers Cheshire STEM students an exciting opportunity to meet and listen to research experts who work in a range of disciplines.
We are honoured to have Professor Steven Cowley, CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and President-Elect of Corpus Christi College to share his thoughts on "Fusion Energy- the quest for the perfect energy source!"
An adventurous brief, Professor Cowley will take students and teachers on a journey to the future of energy production. With the human population growing every year, how do we continue to make ever more electricity past 2050? Will the future of energy production be nuclear fusion?
“There are probably, over history, a handful of historic moments where in a flash the future changed. In a flash the future will change with this machine… What this is going to show is that man can make a star.”
The talk will be suitable for Y11 GCSE high school students and Y12 & 13 A-Level students.
The talk will be followed by an opportunity to meet STEM postgraduates and academics to talk to students about studying science at A-Level, Degree and Postgraduate level and to showcase the many careers that a STEM education can lead onto.
Should you require parking for a coach/minibus or car, please email Fiona Burgess, NWSN co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 7th October 2015. Please also advise us of any special mobility requirements you may have.
EVENT OUTLINE 2.30pm arrival and register
3.00pm lecture by Professor Steve Cowley
4.00pm STEM fair
5.00pm event closes
We are really excited about this opportunity to offer such an event to Cheshire students and we hope to meet many of your future scientists at the launch!