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Natural Sciences Outreach Lectures 2022 - ‘Approaching science at university’

Interested in studying Natural Sciences at university, but not sure what it might be like? Our series of taster lectures is aimed at students in Year 12/S5/Year 13 who would like a flavour of studying sciences beyond what is covered in the school curriculum and is designed to introduce students to the sorts of approaches to information and ideas needed for scientific study at university level. Dr Justin Gerlach, Fellow and Director of Studies in Biological Natural Sciences will introduce you to some of the university's biological collections as well as discussing his own research. Within each session, there will be a short lecture delivered by Dr Gerlach and then the opportunity to discuss the issues raised with fellow participants. 


Lecture 1: Tuesday 10th May - Approaching scientific literature

Lecture 2: Thursday 12th May - The scientific method

Lecture 3: Tuesday 17th May - The role of collections in the digital world

Lecture 4: Thursday 19th May - How university science approaches pressing issues of our times


These events are free of charge and the online elements will be hosted on Zoom. Links will be sent out to attendees before the events. Attendees are encouraged to attend as many lectures as they can, but are welcome to join the programme even if they can only attend a single lecture. 


Bookings for these lectures can be made here.