The Biology and Chemistry Societies gather for a joint meeting

For the first time, the Hodgkin Biology Society and the Wansbrough-Jones Chemistry Society gathered for a joint meeting last week, where all were able to listen to two excellent presentations delivered by Abbie and Ella. Sixth Form students were able to attend in person and socially distance, with the whole event streamed online via teams for students in other year groups to listen to also.
Abbie spoke about proton beam therapy; she used her first-hand knowledge and experience of this fascinating area of medicine to give an inspirational and informative presentation. Ella presented on the psychology of olfaction, leading to an interesting side discussion on anosmia and what this is, made more relevant by the fact it is one of the principle symptoms of Covid-19.
Both presentations were excellent and presented with great passion and professionalism. This was a very enjoyable and highly informative evening and all who attended benefitted from two knowledgeable and inspirational talks.