Cambridge University Trip

On Monday 26th June, a small group of our year 12s went on a trip to Cambridge University.

In the morning, Miss Wilson led the students on a tour of Churchill College, where they were able to see the accommodation and explore the grounds and facilities.

Dame Athene Margaret Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College, then spoke to a selection of our female students about her career, her experience as a woman in STEM, and her efforts to close the gender gap in the field, including her latest publication, ‘Not Just For The Boys’.

The remaining students were taken to Robinson College where they were able to speak to Miss Wilson and former student Charlotte Wilson about their experiences as science/arts students respectively. Students asked lots of excellent questions and enjoyed sitting in the beautiful gardens of Robinson’s.

Miss Wilson then led the students on a mini tour of Cambridge, past Magdalene, St John’s and Trinity College, to the Senate House and King’s.

After lunch and some free time to explore the city, students had a tour of Pembroke College (the third oldest college in Cambridge) and then visited the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

To finish the day, students were taken down to the river to see the punting, before being shown some of the famous bridges (the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs) and the picture-perfect ‘Backs’.

Despite some very tired legs, students left feeling more informed about life at Oxbridge and inspired to make their UCAS application the best it can be.”