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(T) LIYSF Day 14: The End

I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to say goodbye to the people I have met here at the forum. I have to be honest, I came here slightly skeptical and worried I would feel like an outsider. I am so happy to be proven wrong. The friends I made at the forum are […]

(T) LIYSF Day 13: Can I become the Queen of England?

We started the day off with specialist lectures. I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Gemma Bale, a Research Associate in the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory at University College London speak about the research she is conducting. She is working on the development of a new type of medical imaging that uses near-infrared waves to […]

(T) LIYSF Day 12: The day I almost stole the Crown Jewels

The tower of London is really well run. If you ever have the chance, I would really recommend the trip. I spent the day with a girl from New Zealand walking through the battlements and the Crown Jewel exhibit. Unfortunately you weren’t allowed to take photos in the gallery with the jewels but we walked […]

(T) LIYSF Day 11: Space, shopping and synthesis

This morning we woke up and attended a lecture from Professor Mark McCaughrean who told us about the European Space Agency (ESA) and the work they have been doing over the past few years. I found the lecture really interesting, especially enjoying some of the films that he showed us. One in particular showed us […]

(T) LIYSF Day 10: Professors, Pumba and Performances

I had a comment about my lack-luster titles, so hopefully this one meets higher standards. *cough cough* The critic knows who they are. Started today off with a lecture on hydrogen fuel cells. I am a huge supporter of clean energy and new ways to improve the global climate and found the talk inspiring. From […]

(T) LIYSF Day 9: Oxford and Friends

EARLY morning today. Holy cow the late nights and early mornings are starting to take their toll. However, this morning was alright, as I was excited for my visit to the Oxford University vaccine lab today. By bus, it takes about 1.5 hours to get to Oxford from South Kensington, so not too long, but […]

(T) LIYSF Day 8: Lecture day

We had specialist lectures first thing in the morning today. Headed out to Queen’s lawn after breakfast to find our group, and before splitting up into groups we heard a lecture from Sir Roy Anderson. He spoke about viruses and epidemics and ways we can study and control these. Post-lecture, we headed to our separate […]

LIYSF Day 7: The day I slept in

Woke up this morning to realize I had set my alarm for pm, not am…. coincidentally I had missed the bus for my visit to the National Space Academy. Unfortunately I was also feeling quite unwell so I decided that I should take the day to sleep and do laundry. However, I was quite disappointed […]

LIYSF Day 6: A busy day

I don’t know why this day in particular is busy. It just feels that way and I am tired. Woke up and headed out to the dining hall. I ended up following some Australians to a sporting goods store after breakfast, and we almost missed getting to our specialty lectures on time. I made it […]

LIYSF Day 5: A Day for Exploring

Today was wonderful! I was one of the few not attending Stonehenge today, and because of that I woke to a quiet house and a day for shopping. I ended up sleeping so late, I missed breakfast, so I brought myself down to one of the many cafes surrounding South Kensington Station. Breakfast was wonderful, […]