GG goes to the Daniell Lecture 19th October 2017

Thirteen of our bright Uni Genius science students visited King’s College, London yesterday to attend the annual Daniell Lecture.

The Daniell Lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scientists and cover a topic of current interest and excitement. Speakers are chosen not only for their outstanding contribution to modern scientific knowledge, but also for their ability to communicate the essence of their research to a young audience.

This year’s lecture was given by Professor Lorch, Professor of Science Communication from Hull university. He spoke  about nature’s nano machines which covered protein structure and function, protein folding, disease and protein engineering.

Prior to Professor Lorch’s lecture, the students were taken on a tour around King’s College’s brand-new undergraduate teaching labs and instruments, including watching a live demonstration of an experiment in one of the labs.

The girls who attended yesterday learnt a great deal from the lecture and were very enthusiastic about the interesting things that they had learnt, from spiderweb elasticity to the impact of ocean acidification. One of the students said “I learnt a great deal from the lecture and can’t wait to come back again next year.”

The Daniell Lecture was delivered by both the Department of Chemistry at King’s, and sponsored by the Chilterns & Middlesex branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry.