Zara Hossain-Ibrahim - Year 13 Student Zara Hossain-Ibrahim is one of the winners of Peterhouse’s Kelvin Science Prize in 2019. The standard of entries was really high but the judges felt that her essay stood out for its clarity of argument, stylish prose, level of research and originality of thought. This commendation puts her in … Continue reading Should we bring wolves back to Britain – what is the scientific case for re-wilding?
Julia Fiegler-Rudol - Year 9 Student Julia Fiegler-Rudol (Year 9) writes on the complex topic of the medical application of bioluminescence, in response to the recent Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal. This excellent essay demonstrates Julia's passion and curiosity in a field that is pushing the boundaries of 21st century … Continue reading Medical Application of Bioluminescence
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval N. (2015) This popular book from historian, philosopher and author Yuval Noah Harari was recently listed as one of the best ‘brainy’ books of the last decade. A popular choice as a school speech day prize, this accessible and thought-provoking book … Continue reading Recommended Read: Sapiens
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor The end of men? The reported degeneration of the sex-determining Y chromosome may, at the current rate of decline, spell the end of men within the next 4.6 million years. However, the situation is rather more complex than the headline suggests: men might just be here to stay. Chromosome … Continue reading What’s News: The end of men?