Lubbock Lecture Day - Oxford University

On Wednesday 10th May, we went to Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science for a girls only, one day Engineering event, finishing with reserved seats at the Lubbock lecture.

The day started with an hour Q & A session with the Lubbock lecturer, Naomi Climer. This included questions about her career path and what sort of work she does.

We then had mini-lectures from 3 female final year and post-graduate Engineering students, which were very interesting.

We were then asked to judge the final year Engineering projects, which were on display in the department and we attended their prize-giving presentation.

Before the main lecture, we were lucky enough to visit Somerville college and were shown round by a 2nd year student. Their college library had loads of books, including really old, 12th century books, although it felt very cramped. The college also has a chapel and a croquet championship!

The main lecture was very long but interesting and was about technology in the future. Dr Climer presented it very well and made it understandable to a whole range of ages.

Although it was a very long day, it was also enjoyable. We met girls from other schools, including one from London, who were very friendly. Thank you to Mrs King for taking us and Mrs Loasby for organising it.

Edie Batten & Siobhán Holliday