Y12 Biologists get 'Inside Cells'

Stroud High Biology Department recently took all Year 12 biology students to Oxford University Museum of Natural History for 'Inside Cells Day'. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to experience lectures at Oxford University on the topic of Cells, which has been covered in their A Level studies during the first term. The lectures from members of the Biochemistry, Zoology, Plant Sciences, Pathology and Opthalmology Departments demonstrated the wide variety of research opportunities available to biologists, and demonstrated real world applications of the science students are learning at Stroud High School. These applications included new treatments to save and restore vision, methods to make plants use naturally occurring nitrogen to improve growth without the need to fertilisers, and methods of studying cell division to develop treatments for cancer. There was also an opportunity to look around the Natural History Museum. Thank you to Oxford University for providing such a fantastic opportunity.