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
Mr Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.UN Secretary-General António Guterres Today, February 11th 2020, is the … Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor MISSION DISCOVERY @ KING'S COLLEGE LONDON 6th - 10TH JULY, 2020 ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary. UK and international students from ages 14 - 18 (Year 9—13) get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA … Continue reading ISSET Space & STEM Summer School 2020
Amber Malkin - Year 9 Student & 2008 Society Member 'How to Build a Universe' by Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Alexandra Feachem ‘How to Build a Universe’ is written by the presenters and producer of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’. The book tries to explain science in a thought-provoking … Continue reading Book Review: How to Build a Universe
Flaka Tahiri - Year 12 Student Flaka Tahiri (Year 12) asks whether the neutrino is the most interesting particle in physics, in response to the recent Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal. This excellent essay demonstrates Flaka's passion and curiosity in a complex field of physics. CPD As the science of … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?
Dr M Dearden - Director of Faculty, Science This exciting new competition is open to all students, both male and female, in all year groups at GSAL. It is based on the 'She Talks Science' competition run by Murray Edward's College, Cambridge. All you need to do is write a blog-style article on anything science … Continue reading GSAL Competition: Write a Science Blog
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor In Our Time https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl In Our Time is one of the BBC’s most successful academic discussion programmes. It covers a wide range of topics, including history, philosophy, religion, culture and science, with insightful contributions from leading academics in their chosen field. Each forty minute episode is available to download … Continue reading Podcast: In Our Time
Shazia Sarela - Year 13 Aspirant Medic Bad Science Goldacre, Ben (2008) “Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre, while promoted as a must-read for those interested in medicine or pharmacology, is a book that will be truly enjoyed by anyone interested in science, statistics or the truth. The book focuses on the lies and half-truths that … Continue reading Recommended Read: Bad Science
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor MISSION DISCOVERY @ KING'S COLLEGE LONDON 8th - 12TH JULY, 2019 ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary. UK and international students from ages 14 - 18 (Year 9—13) get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA … Continue reading ISSET Space & STEM Summer School
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Space - a necessary frontier? It was 1968 when Bill Anders, astronaut aboard Apollo 8, captured the remarkable ‘Earthrise’ photograph and inspired a new generation of environmentalists. Fast-forward 40 years and China, in a show of growing technological strength, has recently germinated the first seed on the moon. Elon … Continue reading What’s News: Space – a necessary frontier?