Wed, 23 Mar|
The Royal Grammar School
Scholarship Conference 2022 - The Unimaginable
RGS Scholarship Conference celebrates free-thinking by challenging the audience to consider conflicting views and varying perspectives on the theme of ‘The Unimaginable’. Aimed at pupils in Year 9 and above.
Time & Location
23 Mar 2022, 17:30 – 20:00
The Royal Grammar School, High St, Guildford GU1 3BB, UK
About the Event
Organised by the students themselves, the RGS Scholarship Conference celebrates free-thinking by challenging the audience to consider conflicting views and varying perspectives by scholars from diverse fields on the theme of ‘The Unimaginable’. Here’s what you have to look forward to this year:
Professor Melanie Bailey - Drugs, Medicines and Disease: the information hidden in your fingertips.
Professor Melanie Bailey is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Surrey. During her time at the Surrey Ion Beam Centre, Professor Bailey began working with various law enforcement agencies to develop ion beam analysis methods in forensics and has worked as a consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency to set up a global coordinated research programme on nuclear techniques in forensics.
Dr Gareth Conduit - The Modern Day Blacksmith
Old Guildfordian Dr Gareth Conduit is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the University of Cambridge. The group develops and applies machine learning to design new materials & drugs and researches quantum phenomena.
Rabbi Alexander Goldberg - Faith in the Future: community cohesion and repairing community conflict
Rabbi Alex Goldberg is the Dean of Religious and Belief at the University of Surrey and has 20 years’ experience working on government, national and international projects to reduce community tensions and promote community cohesion.
Mr Martin Harris OBE - What’s in the Diplomatic Bag?
Martin Harris is the Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). He was previously the Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Moscow from April 2014 to December 2017.
Professor Guy Leschziner - Virtual Reality: The science of dreaming and perception
Professor Guy Leschziner works as a consultant neurologist within the Department of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, and at London Bridge Hospital, the Cromwell Hospital, and One Welbeck. He is clinical lead for the Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy's Hospital, one of Europe's largest sleep units. Professor Leschziner is also Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London.