Reaching young stars: British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

2019 Astronomy for All lecture series

Wednesday 23 January 2019   18:00 to 19:30

Speakers:

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.

Girl Watching The Stars. (c) iStock.com / m-gucci

Photo credit: iStock.com / m.gucci

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.

Location
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HG

Type: Featured