Aims of the project
The lecture series aims to raise awareness of STEM related undergraduate study and future careers, and to promote further study of STEM subjects at sixth form level.
Background and goals
Headington's Head of Science, Jason Morris, has organised the lecture series.
The lectures are very well attended so the large Theatre and Main Hall at Headington School, both equipped with high quality AV, are critical to the delivery of these lectures. Teaching and non-teaching staff have been involved in the organisation, communication and ticketing of the lectures, and Headington staff are also involved in hosting the events. Headington has paid speaker fees and travel expenses where applicable, and the lectures are free to attend.
Attendance levels at the lectures is the best measure of success. It is estimated that across the eight lecture in the programme around 400 seats will be taken by visiting pupils from local maintained schools.
Headington pupils are able to attend the lectures, and Headington Sixth Form Science Ambassadors are involved in hosting and ticketing at each event. The lectures are aimed at GCSE and Sixth Form pupils, and seats are available to boys and girls from local schools.
Frequency and duration
This is a one-off series of lectures running throughout this academic year.