This week twenty nine Year 1 Biology students visited Warwick University for a day of fascinating and inspiring lectures covering a diverse range of Biology fields, from cardiology to conservation.
The day began with a captivating talk on how the heart develops in a growing embryo and why it’s found on the left hand side. The second talk tackled the potential ways of trying to feed 10 billion people by 2050 including drought-resistant rice, lab-grown burgers and eating insects. The final talk before the lunch break was on CRISPR gene editing and the profound ethical issues that we must all face in light of this incredible new technology.
After lunch was an enthralling discussion on obesity and the influence of genes, environment and hormones. The final lecture of the day was an engaging talk on some of the creatures that inhabit the deepest depths of our oceans including yeti crabs, giant isopods and bone-eating worms!
Lecturer David Bell, said about the trip:
“The students found the day really enjoyable and inspiring. Not only this, they will also be able to further develop their understanding of the ideas discussed during their Biology lessons here at College.”
To find out more about our Biology A-level, click here or come along to our Open Evening on 6th February, 5-8pm.