LIYSF 2015: Day 11 – Lectures and Football

Today was yet another very full day! We started with a lecture in the morning from a younger man involved with inspiring science and science communication. He tries to teach the younger generations of science through new means, such as through a video series he hosts. Most interesting part of the presentation was having a number of volunteers taste a variety of insects. Insects have incredibly high nutritious value, and are incredibly more sustainable than livestock; he predicted that insects would be introduced into western food consumption within the next couple decades.

Great lecture on inspiring science by a young man involved in science communication! His job is to travel all around the world in the wilderness and record himself for a scientific video series. I think everyone was jealous of his job by the end of it.

Great lecture on inspiring science by a young man involved in science communication! His job is to travel all around the world in the wilderness and record himself for a scientific video series. I think everyone was jealous of his job by the end of it.

As part of the presentation, volunteers were given insects to try eating. This was the largest and crunchiest of the bunch, and the speaker kindly invited up a staff member for this one.

As part of the presentation, volunteers were given insects to try eating. This was the largest and crunchiest of the bunch, and the speaker kindly invited up a staff member for this one.

This afternoon was planned the LIYSF Olympics, which was a competition between the residences Beit vs Southside. It involved activities such as running across a gym and tying helium balloons to an object to see which team could get it to lift of the ground first. While it did look like a lot of fun, I decided not to participate in this event. Since I was in England, I was really hoping for the opportunity to watch a football match while here. I found another five LIYSF members, from Norway, Australia, and China that also wanted to go, and so we went to Craven Cottage, the home of the Fulham FC to watch a friendly match against Crystal Palace! It was an absolutely incredible experience! We tied 1-1, but the crowd was enthusiastic and overall it was a good match to watch!

The Craven Cottage! Home stadium of the Fulham Football Club!

The Craven Cottage! Home stadium of the Fulham Football Club!

Yep, I was there! (Christian from Norway has the group selfies)

Yep, I was there!
(Christian from Norway has the group selfies)

This is the view from our seats, which only cost 5 pounds! (Friendly matches are cheaper apparently)

This is the view from our seats, which only cost 5 pounds! (Friendly matches are cheaper!)

This stadium has been the home of the Fulham Football Club since 1896!

This stadium has been the home of the Fulham Football Club since 1896!

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After returning back to Imperial for dinner, we headed out for a lecture on bubbles by an older chap who was a solid state physicist. The lecture was interesting and the demonstrations were fun as you could imagine. Following the lecture, one of the staff members who is currently in the middle of their UK degree in medicine gave an optional presentation on getting into med school. It was really interesting to get more insight on the European medical school system, but I’m quite honestly happy to be studying in Canada.

Tomorrow many of the members are heading to Stonehenge, however I will be taking the day off to look around London a bit more.

 

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