Y11 Aspire Talks
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Spring Term 2020
During the course of this academic year, we have held a number of Aspire Talks for our Year 11 students. Our Aspire Talks are designed to open students' minds to learning about subjects and topics outside the curriculum, to get them thinking, questioning and to help stimulate their intellectual curiosity.
This year the programme has included 7 talks:
- Rene Brenton, Head of Research in the Physics & Astronomy Faculty at The University of Manchester, talking to us about the link between astrophysics, agriculture and cancer research.
- Miss Leather, WHGS teacher, talking to us about the brain.
- Alexander's Martin-Geary from The University of Manchester talking to us about Bioinformatics
- Mr Harrison, WHGS teacher, talking to us about Artificial Intelligence and the future of computer science.
- Professor Hannah Barker from The University of Manchester, talking to us about why ordinary people in history matter.
- Professor Anthony Heagerty from The University of Manchester, who talked to us about careers in Medicine and gave us the best advice "do something you enjoy and if you get paid for it that's a bonus."
- Daniel Belton from The University of Huddersfield, who talked to our students about Chemical Engineering.