11 May 2016

Imperial Festival 2016

“How do you test for Meteorites?”

It finally arrived, and it was an amazing event. The Elite Scientists did a fantastic job, talking through their work with members of the public of all ages. They showcased activities such as “How do you test for meteorites?”, constellation tent, and make your…

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25 April 2016

Elite Scientists Visit the Open University

On Tuesday 19th April, the 15 Elite Scientists went to visit Professor Monica Grady and her team at The Open University, Dept. Of Physical Sciences.

Their day started with the Elite Scientists giving a talk on their meteor project to a room full of academics from within Monica’s…

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29 February 2016

Life on Other Planets

Professor Monica Grady discusses: “Is there life on other Planets?”

The whole of William Perkin High School had the opportunity to see Professor Monica Grady talk about whether there was life on other planets, and what possible factors could lead to life being produced in the first place, like…

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12 February 2016

The Royal Society Patnership Grants Conference

The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference

Ten of The William Perkin Elite Scientist Students went to The Royal Society Partnership Grants Conference, which celebrated the scientific work of The Royal Society Partnership Grant projects that have been continuing around certain UK schools.…

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13 January 2016

Diary of Elite Scientists

Spectra of Different Gases, Meteorite Slices...The Story so Far...

It's been so exciting seeing Professor Monica Grady impart her knowledge of Meteorites to the Elite Scientists. On Tuesday 17th November, Professor Grady did a fantastic workshop on the spectra of different gases, such as Neon…

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9 December 2015

Comet Trail

Look at that Comet Trail!

On Wednesday 9th December 2015, Professor Monica Grady came into do a workshop on the composition of comets, which subsequently led to a discussion on the origin of meteors. Professor Grady went on to make a comet out of dry ice, mud, and sugar. (She also explained why…

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8 December 2015

The Royal Society

William Perkin is now an Associate School of The Royal Society

Some recent good news means that William Perkin has become an Associate School of The Royal Society.

The Associate Schools and Colleges scheme is a UK network of enthusiastic teachers who share their experience and work with The…

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18 November 2015

Leonid Meteor Shower

Is That a Shooting Star, or is it Mr Miall's Torch?

"It’s the funniest sight I've ever seen!" Mr Miall exclaimed as he came to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon, Dunstable, with Professor Monica Grady.

The reason: 15 Elite Scientists lying on the grass (on just a ground sheet to avoid the sheep…

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14 September 2015

Shooting Stars

Reaching for the Shooting Stars in the Science Department

The William Perkin Science Department has won a prestigious Royal Society Partnership Grant of £3,000 for 25 students to work alongside Professor Monica Grady, of The Open University, Planetary and Space Science Dept.

Ms Kapila,…

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1 October 2012

External Progress

Follow the building progress through all weather!

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2 January 2012

Architectural Visuals

We hope you enjoy viewing the architectural visuals as much as we did during the planning process of the building.

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