Name dropping

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So, over lunch today with the Nobel prize-winning chemist Professor Sir Harry Kroto, we got talking about creationism and religion – who’d have guessed!

How did this come about? Well today we had a science education lecture and Sir Harry very kindly accepted our invitation to talk to trainee teachers, those waiting in the wings as well as some international students and serving teachers. The lecture was organised by Les Simmons who teaches our chemistry enhancement programme. After the lecture we went for a nice pub lunch.

Sir Harry is a fascinating man whose love of science is self-evident. His main aim was the promotion of science and science education.

I think that Sussex is probably the only teacher training institution that can boast a Nobel prize-winning scientist as one of its speakers. It’s not the first time that he has addressed our students and we are profoundly grateful for giving us his time and sharing his thoughts on science and education.

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