Second Nobel Laureate Lecture night enriches UCS and partners

UCS has hosted the second event in its Nobel Laureate Lecture Series. Launched in 2021, this flagship lecture programme is designed to celebrate intellectual curiosity, a love of learning beyond the classroom and collaboration with partnership schools.

This time the focus was on the Humanities and Social Sciences and the event was attended by pupils and staff from UCS as well as the London Academy of Excellence, Stratford, UCL Academy and Westminster Academy.

The audience heard talks from pupils which spanned History, Economics and even the links between Mathematics and Philosophy. The level of sophistication, academic maturity and confidence of the presentations blew the audience away.

Following the pupils’ presentations, the keynote speaker, Alexandra Heal, journalist at the Financial Times, spoke about her work. This talk touched on the work involved in visual journalism, the reporting of issues in sustainability, research and how she began her professional career. Alexandra’s Q&A at the end of the evening helped students think about how their studies could apply to a future in investigative journalism.

It was a real joy to see UCS pupils and those from partnership schools talk passionately about their subjects, university choices and next steps, both academically and socially. This was a positive opportunity too for teachers across our network of partnership schools to develop stronger relationships and plan ahead for more points of collaboration; it was an enriching evening.

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