Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Never refuse an opportunity to speak in schools

University of Limerick - The Lonsdale Building

One of the buildings I am teaching in UL is named after Dame Kathleen Lonsdale
Kathleen was very keen on encouraging science education and helped start the Young Scientist’s section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). She made a note to herself: ’Never refuse an opportunity to speak in schools’.

People looking at posters and photographs of her work in Lonsdale building, they can see this phrase about speaking in schools.

Following her paradigm, it was a pleasure kicking off for this year school visits yesterday with a visit to Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa

where I was given the opportunity to talk to 5th and 6th year students about the School of Natural Sciences in UL.

As always, I enjoyed talking to a couple of students after the presentation.

It is hard to apply metrics in visits like this one; discussing to a young person and giving some advice...how can you measure this?

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