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Science Enrichment

International Day of Light

This Sunday (16th May) celebrates the International Day of Light, an annual United Nations observance raising global awareness of the importance of light science and technology in areas such as communications, sustainable development, climate action and healthcare.

Click the link to learn more about the champions of LightDay2021, people who are making contributions from clean energy and clean water to astronomy, these science champions are taking significant steps in improving our world:


The Physics of Superheroes

Next Thursday (20th May) 19:00-21:00 James Kakalios, Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota and author of the book ‘The Physics of Superheroes’ is talking at a free to attend Institute of Physics webinar.

In James’s book, he explores the basic laws of physics, focusing on examples of comic book scenes that can be used to understand the diverse laws of physics from an unusual angle, such as Gwen Stacy’s death and Ant-Man’s ability to punch his way out of a paper bag. James relates these elements of comic books to principles of physics, such as levers and torque, and in this way covers diverse topics, from mechanics to the quantum world.

I would suggest that this event is suitable for our older students (Years 9+) with a keen interest in Physics and/or comic books. There will be a British Sign Language interpreter at this event.

Book attendance at:


Mr J. Harding – Science Enrichment Coordinator