The Oundle, Peterborough and East Northants (OPEN) Learning Partnership hosted a Q&A last week with renowned scientist, and member of the House of Lords, Professor Robert Winston. Lord Winston is known for his pioneering work in the study of fertility and has become a leading voice for science through presenting TV shows, including The Human Body, Child of Our Time and Walking with Cavemen.
Over one thousand primary and secondary students took part, including schools from the Ogden Trust Science Partnership and the eight schools comprising the OPEN Learning Partnership. Children asked questions which covered topics as diverse as genetics, life in outer space, the workings of the brain and even what causes hiccups.
Teagen (Sco) asked: “What is the last sense that people have when they die?”, and Laxton Junior School asked Lord Winston “Are Humans Special?” and “If you could be another animal, which would you be?”
Lord Winston also shared some fascinating videos of a white blood cell chasing down a bacterium, the vocal cords vibrating during singing, and the inside of the intestines captured by a tiny camera in a pill.
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