Category: Science

Maths and Science Challenge Day

22nd June 2022

On Tuesday 21 June, Year 5 and 6 children from ten local prep and primary schools took part in the annual King Edward’s Maths and Science Day Challenge. With each school bringing six children, we were pleased to be able to welcome 54 children from Year 5 and six from Year 6 from Royal Grammar…

Café Scientifique

1st March 2022

On Tuesday night, Mrs Styles from the Physics Department gave a fascinating talk about Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, covering the variety of experiences and skills that engineering encompasses, including her time as a Concord Engineer for British Airways. As we face economic and environmental challenges, the latest developments in aviation were explored with solutions being…

Café Scientifique presents: ‘Physics of Movies’

25th November 2021

On Wednesday night, the Physics Department hosted the second Café Scientifique of the term, this time focused on the Physics of Movies. Mistakes were highlighted, myths were busted and problems pondered. Movies dissected included Star Wars, Superman, The Italian Job, James Bond, Prometheus and The A-Team. Next term at Café Scientifique, themes will be “Extremes…

Nine Giants of Georgian Science come to life

18th November 2021

David Hall, Science actor extraordinaire, captivated his audience by becoming nine of the greatest Georgian Scientists for the King Edward’s Science Lectures on 17th and 18th November.  We welcomed children in Years 5 and 6 to Charter Hall from 10 local feeder schools – Greenfield, Conifers, St Andrews Woking, Pennthorpe, South Farnham School, St Edmunds,…

Old Witleian captivates the Sixth Form pupils

15th October 2021

Old Witleian Scarlett Thornton (2011 – 2018) came back to visit the School last night to give an exhilarating talk to the Sixth Form psychology and biology pupils. Scarlett graduated from Exeter University in June this year with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology.  She gave a fascinating talk based on the subject chosen…

Cafe Scientifique presents – Relatively Speaking

1st October 2021

Mr Emsley, Physics Teacher, commenced the new series of Cafe Scientifique lectures by delivering a gripping lecture outlining the essential ideas behind Relativity. Using interactive media and pupil participation, the wonders of Einstein’s mind were explored. Pupils were intrigued when it was discovered that some other pupils in the Lecture theatre had increased in age…

Sir Isaac Newton Zooms into the 21st Century

20th November 2020

Sir Isaac Newton caused great excitement this week when he Zoomed in to the virtual Science Lecture! Due to the current COVID restrictions, our local feeder schools were unable to visit for our annual event, so thanks to modern technology, an alternative solution was instigated. Using individual Zoom links, QMH and six prep schools were…

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