The Dalton Lecture

 Wednesday 7th October 2015

The Dalton Lecture was delivered by Dr. Tony Bristow, a leading scientist at Astra Zeneca, at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Dr. Bristow spoke about how mass spectrometers can be used for all sorts of applications, including finding poison in pet food, catching arsonists, detecting cancer through breath tests, and trying to find life on Mars! Two of our students (and Mr Yoxall) also volunteered to act out the parts of a mass spectrometer, as Dr. Bristow explained how the device works to identify the different substances in a solution.

The lecture gave our students agood insight into real applications of science, providing back ground to some ofthe work they are studying as part of the BTEC level 3 Science and A level Chemistry, whilst also enabling them to experience university life.