Top space scientist Dr Andrew Fletcher is taking part in a science seminar at St John’s, Marlborough, on Monday (28th) – and there is a chance for you to hear him too.
Dr Fletcher, president of LUE Inc, is giving a talk entitled ‘There’s Nothing There, but Matter Matters’ at 6.30pm at the school.
His appearance has been set up for prospective International Baccalureate (IB) students at St John’s and their families, and IB co-ordinator Gary Paterson has extended the invitation to anyone in the community with an interest in science.
And Dr Fletcher’s entertaining and thought-provoking talks have been described by students elsewhere as “mind-blowing” and “life-changing”.
The IB diploma is an alternative to A-levels for pupils at St John’s, which has been running the programme for five years. Dr Fletcher’s talk is designed to give the audience a flavour of the Theory of Knowledge element of the IB diploma programme. Theory of Knowledge, one of the core elements of the IB diploma course, encouraging students to be aware of themselves as thinkers, to be aware of the complexity of knowledge.
It also emphasises the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interdependent and inter-connected world.
The evening will offer members of the public an opportunity to experience the type of thinking expected of an IB student.
The seminar is free to attend. Light refreshments will be available and members of the IB teaching team will be present for an informal chat should anyone have any questions.
Limited places are available and anyone interested in attending should contact Kate Hunter at St John’s on 01672 519575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.