Friday 15th February 2019 we are holding our 6th Annual Whole School Lecture, this year at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington.

This is a real highlight of the academic year at ELSS and we are delighted to be welcoming not just one but two academics who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

Dr Colin Wilson of the University of Oxford develops mission concepts for future planetary exploration and teaches Atmospheric Physics with a specific focus on Venus and Mars. He was also an inter-Disciplinary Scientist for ESA’s ExoMars 2016 mission, focussing on dust & aerosols and their effects on trace gas chemistry as well as radiative balance on Venus.

Professor Carl Murray of Queen Mary University is our second speaker with a research focus on planetary science.  He also has a general interest in celestial mechanics and particular interest in the motion of solar system bodies from planets to dust particles.  He has worked on the interaction between planetary rings and small moons using images from the Cassini spacecraft, and has the rare distinction of being directly involved in the discovery of moons.

No ELSS pupils will want to miss this event – and interested parents are also welcome to attend!

All pupils need to be in school at 8.30am on the 15th February for registration as normal and must bring a packed lunch.  We will return back to school between 15:30 to 16:00 and pupils will be then dismissed. This lecture is for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. Owing to their mock examinations, year 11 pupils are not expected to attend.

Please note that after the half term break school will be open at 12pm on Monday 25th February 2019, to allow for Staff Training in the morning.  All pupils are due in at 12pm.  If you have any questions, please do contact the School Office.

Download letter to parents regarding the event here.