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Year 12 Learn About Diffraction on Trip to Cambridge University

19 Jan 24

Our Year 12 Physics class enjoyed a trip to Cambridge University yesterday, where they visited the Cavendish laboratory for a lecture on light diffraction. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip, commenting that they found it, “absolutely marvellous!” and, “a riveting insight into Applied Physics!”.

Harry reports on the trip and how he felt the lecture related to their course in School.

Report from Year 12’s Harry:

Our Year 12 Physics class enjoyed a trip to the Cavendish laboratory where we learned about light diffraction through Young’s double slit experiment, and its use in investigating the structure of DNA.

The lecture, given by Lisa Jardine-Wright OBE, included an interactive practical exploring the effect of different shaped apertures.

While niche, the talk was still incredibly applicable to our course and it was very satisfying to see how our work could be used in the real world!

Thank you to Mr Cooper, our Head of Physics, for organising and taking the students to and from the University, it was a great day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

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