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We are delighted to share with you two events taking place this month:


The North West Science Network's first Twilight talk for 2022-23 is on Wednesday 9th November. 

About this event

“Seeing is Believing: How seeing atoms using electron microscopes advances physics, chemistry and biology” by Professor Pete Nellist FRS, Professor of Materials, University of Oxford. This talk will be delivered at the NWSN Blackburn College Hub and live streamed for Cheshire pupils and teachers to watch and save on travel expenses (Teams link to follow) To attend in person please register for your ticket here Twilight Talk at Blackburn College Tickets, Wed 9 Nov 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

In this talk, Pete will explain why it is impossible to see atoms using a light microscope, but why it is possible in an electron microscope. He will explain the types of things we can see in an electron microscope, the uses of electron microscopes in developing new battery materials, new catalysts for using hydrogen as a fuel, and imaging viruses. 


The talk will be designed to build on ideas within the A-level Physics, Chemistry and Biology specifications, and will be aimed at Year 12 students, but will be accessible for KS 4 students also. 


Online interview workshop Yr 13 is on Friday 18th November 4.15 - 5 pm

About this event

Are you studying at a state school/college and in Year 13? Are you based in the North West? Have you applied to a university where you will need to have an interview? Have you applied for a Science degree? Then, this talk is for you!


Materials Scientist, Professor Pete Nellist from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, talks about what it is that admissions tutors are looking for (at the University of Oxford). During this 45 minute talk, Pete will show some examples of scientific questions, talk about why we interview at Oxford, and discuss the structure of the interviews.


The North West Science Network is aimed at students who are from state schools in the North West. Students can sign up to our newsletter here:


Further dates for your diary:

Wednesday 7th December - NWSN Cheshire Hub (Cheshire College Crewe) Twilight speakers and live stream links tbc

Wednesday 18th January - NWSN Central Manchester Hub (Xaverian College) Twilight speakers and live stream links tbc

Wednesday 1st February - NWSN Blackburn Hub (Blackburn College) Twilight speakers and live stream links tbc

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