One of the most senior Academics at Cambridge University is visiting West Cumbria this week, taking in the Sixth Form Centre at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, and also Workington Academy and Lakes College.
Professor Lindsay Greer is Head of the School of Physical Sciences at Cambridge, working in Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy. He received his MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge, where he was a student at Trinity Hall. He is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.
He comments about the visit:
“This visit is a great opportunity to advertise some interests in Materials Science by describing ongoing research and its impact. I will highlight the importance, and also the accessibility, of university-level study in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.”
The visit is being co-hosted by Cumbria Aspires and the Cambridge Society. During the visit Professor Greer will be talking to Sixth Form students, helping raise their aspirations and giving advice about admissions to Oxbridge and other prestigious universities, as well as helping them prepare for interviews.
Sheena Kar, Director of Learning at St Benedict’s Sixth Form is looking forward to the visit:
“We are delighted to have Professor Greer visiting and meeting with our students. Professor Greer’s guidance and experience is very valuable to our students particularly to those thinking about STEM based careers. It is very useful for our students to get Professor Greer’s perspective and will help them in terms of decisions they make for their futures.”
As well as visiting the schools, the Professor is also giving a lecture to the Cambridge Cumbria Alumni Society at the Roundthorn Hotel in Penrith.