George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor

Iptisam - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading George Washington Carver: agricultural scientist and inventor

Marilyn Hughes Gaston: a ground-breaking medical discovery

Aisha - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: This short essay was recently entered into the GSAL Black History Essay Writing Competition, organized by The GSAL Journal and UPSoc to coincide with Black History Month. Open to all students in Year 10-13, the purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think … Continue reading Marilyn Hughes Gaston: a ground-breaking medical discovery

When, if ever, should one be criminally liable for infecting another person with a disease?

Charlotte - Year 12 Student Editor's note: Year 12 student Charlotte writes here in response to the law question set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. Set against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the often contested social restrictions put in place - for example, 'Stay Home. Protect the … Continue reading When, if ever, should one be criminally liable for infecting another person with a disease?

Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic

Anushree - Year 9 Student Editor's note: Talented student Anushree, now in Year 10, recently undertook extensive research into the wide-ranging strategies implemented by nations around the world as they attempted to control the coronavirus pandemic in its early stages. The pandemic has evolved since this article was originally written and the statistics have therefore … Continue reading Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic

Placebos and the placebo effect within medicine

Lewis - Year 10 Student Editor's note: Interested in studying medicine, Lewis, now in Year 11, has researched and written about the well-known but perhaps less well understood placebo effect. CPD Overview of Placebos Placebos are a means of testing the effectiveness and the usefulness of a drug and / or ailment. The ‘placebo’ itself … Continue reading Placebos and the placebo effect within medicine

Could bacteriophages offer a solution to the increase in antibiotic resistance?

Ben - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring medic and Oxbridge applicant Ben, now in Year 13, writes here for the school Science Magazine on whether or not bacteriophages offer a viable solution to the concerning increase observed in antibiotic resistance. This is Ben's first publication in The GSAL Journal. CPD Featured image: Phage injecting … Continue reading Could bacteriophages offer a solution to the increase in antibiotic resistance?

Should we bring wolves back to Britain?

Zara - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. CPD Having recently won an essay prize, I commissioned Zara to come up with a way of visually capturing and … Continue reading Should we bring wolves back to Britain?

Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring chemical engineer Ari in Year 12 writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine about how polyethylene might be modified in such a way as to allow it to be used to produce anti-microbial surfaces. This is Ari's third contribution to The GSAL Journal; you can read more … Continue reading Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces