This list is not fully comprehensive but is a list – by my own personal judgement – of open days that will be of interest to St Clare’s students. For more open days try OpenDays.com or MyStudentEvents.com
Wednesday 15 August:
University of Glasgow
Friday 17 August:
Bishop Grosseteste University
Saturday 18 August:
University of Buckingham
Regent’s University London
New College of the Humanities
University of Cumbria
Sunday 19 August:
Saturday 25 August:
University of Aberdeen
Tuesday 28 August:
University of Glasgow
Saturday 1 September:
University of Lancaster
Girls do Science
Saturday 16th June, 14:00 – 16:00
Impact Hub, Birmingham
From the coordinators of Pint of Science, ‘Girls do Science’ is for 12-18 years old kids who are curious about science and research, promoting the idea that there have been and there are excellent women who do great science. We have invited 6 researchers from the University of Birmingham to talk to kids about their research and do some science activities with them.
Please find more details here: https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/girls-do-science
Eyes for Sore Sites: a life of Geophysics
Professor Nigel Cassidy
Wednesday 20th June, 17:30 – 18:45
G31, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building (Y3), University of Birmingham
In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Nigel Cassidy will take you through his life as a geophysicist from his early career in contaminated land investigation through to his present day work on large-scale infrastructure projects. Nigel will highlight the often fortuitous journey of discovery and interest that led him to study some rather unusual aspects of our natural and man-made environment.
Professor Cassidy will explain what inspired him to become a geophysicist and how the tools he uses provide us with the ‘Eyes’ to see beneath the subsurface. Along the way, he will talk about canine behaviour, volcanoes and the weird soils of Widnes.
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the drinks reception following the event. Alcoholic drinks will be only be served to those who are aged 18 or over.
If you wish to attend this event, please complete the online registration form. For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oxford Festival of the Arts is a fortnight of events across the city, running this year between Saturday 23rd June – Saturday 7th July 2018. Now in its tenth year, the Festival offers a broad programme of performances, workshops and talks across the fields of music, theatre, art, film and literature. We aim to celebrate Oxford’s diverse communities and offer something for everyone, whatever their age, background or artistic experience.
In 2017 the Festival featured over 100 events, attracted more than 23,000 visitors and involved more than 20 city venues.
The two weeks of the Festival are simply the pinnacle of Festival activities, our education and community engagement activities run throughout the year. In 2016-17 over 3,200 children from 45 county schools were involved in projects which had some form of showcase during the Festival.
Click here for a full programme of events.
Go behind-the-scenes and get up close with objects to find out about fascinating research taking place at Pitt Rivers Museum | Take part in hands-on activities to uncover unexpected research partnerships | Learn about cutting-edge conservation techniques. Activities for all ages, family friendly crafts.
This year our annual day-festival showcases the cutting-edge research taking place across the Museum through a series of interactive activities for all ages. Most activities are drop-in and free. You can book a free ticket for ‘Walrus Sails & Sausage Skins’, a unique chance to see a umiak sail up close, here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walrus-sails-sausage-skins-tickets-46531780809?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing
Details will be posted on our Facebook event here.
The Robinson College Essay Prize is open to all students currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth, or equivalent) at a UK School. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and showcase their independent study and writing skills. By creating the opportunity for students to experience the type of work that they might be expected to do at Cambridge, we hope to encourage inquisitive and industrious students from all backgrounds to apply to the university – and hopefully to Robinson College.
We welcome entries from interested students studying any combination of subjects. Entrants are invited to submit a response to any one of the questions below, which should be no longer than 2,000 words (including footnotes and captions). The questions may be discussed with reference to any academic discipline or area of interest. All sources must be appropriately acknowledged and cited, and a bibliography (including websites consulted) should be attached, although this is excluded from the word count. Up to three entries may be submitted per school, so please discuss your application with your school prior to entry.
There are many angles from which to approach the questions and we encourage applicants to ‘think outside the box’ and answer through the lens of a field or subject that greatly interests you. Good essays will present a clear and concise argument using specific examples, but beyond this there is scope to interrogate the questions in any way you please.
Three prizes will be awarded, each person receiving book tokens to the value of £100. Further essays will be commended for their high quality. Winning and highly commended entrants will be invited to the College for a prize-giving ceremony and celebratory lunch with fellows and Directors of Studies at the college.
The deadline for submission of essays is 5pm, Friday 17th August. All entries should be sent via the online submission form below where you will be asked to upload a pdf/ word document of your essay and your completed covering sheet. The covering sheet can be found below – Please ensure that your school/ college representative completes the appropriate section. Entries will not be valid without this information.
Full rules, terms and conditions and the questions can be found here.