Presentation – Year 13, Sam Harding This week’s presentation was on the topic of infinity and the different types of it that occur throughout mathematics. After a brief historical introduction, Sam showed us the famous tortoise and hare problem. That was followed by a discussion of improper integrals and fractals which provided an opportunity to […]
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Joe Clarke from Cambridge Intelligence. The Computer Society were very happy to host a visit from software developer Joe Clarke from Cambridge Intelligence who visited the school and the Society this month. His visit was timed in order to catch Year 13 students before their study leave begins so they could benefit from some realistic […]
Computing Society Visits Jesus College, Cambridge On Monday 18th March the Computing Society took a trip to beautiful Jesus College, Cambridge to participate in a lecture by Dr Ulrich Schneider, University Reader in Many-body Physics, and Fellow & Director of Studies, Jesus College. The talk was held at the College’s West Court Lecture Theatre and […]
Former Student Visits Computing Society On Tuesday 5th March, the Computing Society welcomed ex-student Charles Lockie back to school after leaving TBSHS in 2018 to study Computing Science with Electronics at Bristol University. The session was well attended by sixth form students, with a number of avid and eager Year 11 students also joining us. […]
Computing Society see Prof. Brian Cox Students come face-to-face with AI. Students within The Computing Society have just enjoyed their first outreach trip; we all travelled to London to see a Royal Society production of a lecture ‘You and AI’. The evening took place at the Barbican Hall and was presented by Professor Brian Cox. […]
Dr Gopalan Visits from Imperial College Last Tuesday, the newly-formed TBSHS Computer Society were very privileged and happy to welcome its second guest speaker, Dr Anandha Gopalan, a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London. The session was extremely well attended by Year 12 & 13 students plus we were […]
Inaugural speaker, former student Ben Biggs, presented a session on AI to the Computing Society. We were very pleased to welcome our inaugural speaker, former student Ben Biggs, who visited TBSHS and presented a session to enthusiastic students in the Computing Society. Ben spoke about his work relating to tracking and reconstruction using artificial intelligence, […]
Presentation – Chris Ross Chris’ presentation this week was on the topic of quantum mechanics and focused on the uncertainty principle and the photoelectric effect, both very important aspects of quantum theory. As Chris explained, the uncertainty principle puts a limit on the precision with which we can know the momentum and position of a […]
Speaker – Professor Arttu Rajantie, Imperial College, London This week the TBSHS Maths and Physics Society were delighted to welcome Professor Arttu Rajantie from Imperial College. His lecture took place during enrichment on Wednesday 26th November and was attended by a large group of year 12 and 13s, as well as several gifted and talented […]
Presentation – Charlie Jonas The weekly presentation today was given by myself and covered the topic of differential geometry, specifically using integration to find the length of an arc. I started with an brief overview of integration and differentiation and the use of infinitesimals in calculus which is highly relevant since the derivation of the […]