Reaching young stars: British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad
2019 Astronomy for All lecture seriesWednesday 23 January 2019 18:00 to 19:30
Charles Barclay, Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and Green Templeton Associate Fellow
Charles Barclay, Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and Green Templeton Associate Fellow, delivers the first of the 2019 Astronomy for All lectures.
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Charles has led young British teams at the annual International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (IAAO) for three out of the past four years. The teams of five students, aged 17 to 18, have between them won one gold medal, six silver medals and two bronze medals, finishing as high as sixth in the country medal table out of 45 countries competing.
In this lecture, Charles will discuss the importance of raising aspiration in science education and detail the development of this new venture for aspiring secondary level students, and how to ensure the best students from across the country are selected for future competitions regardless of background or location.
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road