Professor Coppens invited to give lecture at Trinity School for Facets of Science event
21 March 2019
On Thursday 7th March, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens gave one of three 30 minute lectures titled 'Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering', alongside Professor Clare Elwell and Dr Helen O'Neill, at Trinity School, Croydon, during their Facets of Science event.
The event was aimed at students studying GCSE and A-Level Science.
A note from the organiser of the event Bill Tucker:
Science at school is taught in an environment where the imperatives of the examined curriculum hold considerable sway. With recent changes to science specifications at both GCSE and A-level, which extend their scope and increase the amount of taught content required, time is at a premium and there is limited scope for wider exploration and discovery in the classroom. Students’ thinking can easily become so dominated by the need to focus on, and grapple with, the prescribed features of their courses, that they lose sight of the wider scientific landscape.
Although we are already actively addressing this for our senior students through various programmes of lectures and talks offered across our science departments, this event allows our students to explore what is happening at the forefront of science across a select few of its many frontiers of research and activity.