Nexus

Dr Jo Foster Appointed as STEM Education Trustee For The Science Museum Group

By on Oct 3, 2018 in Blog |

The success of the amazing programme at Nexus is being widely recognised with the exciting news that Dr Foster has been appointed by the Prime Minister as a trustee for the Science Museum Group. Dr Foster said: I’m really delighted to have been appointed as a Trustee for the Science Museum Group. My role on the Board of Trustees will enable me to have an impact on the direction the Science Museum Group take in terms of their provision not only in their museums, but also in terms of outreach and resources that are available all over the country. As a teacher, I hope to be able to bring a new perspective to the Board of Trustees. The Group is very keen that the work of its teams has the widest possible impact, not only in terms of the visitors to the museums, but also more widely in the world of science education.   The Science Museum Group is the world’s leading group of science...

Medical Ethics – From Before Birth To End Of Life

By on Oct 1, 2018 in Blog |

We were delighted to welcome Dr Richenda Tisdale to Nexus today for the first academic lecture of the year. Dr Tisdale is a former eye surgeon who now works as a medico-legal advisor for the Medical Protection Society. The lecture covered the fundamental principles of medical ethics, from the right of a patient to choose what happens to them to the rights that give Doctors the ability to prescribe medication with known side-effects. Dr Tisdale was an engaging speaker who enthused the students, especially when she posed some ethical conundrums for students to consider. We would like to thank Dr Tisdale for her time and effort in delivering this lecture....

Co-curricular Programme In Full Swing

By on Sep 25, 2018 in Blog |

The amazing co-curricular programme has been running at Nexus for the past three weeks and students are now getting their teeth stuck into all the activities on offer. Have a look at some of the exceptional activities on offer today.   Greenpower Electric Car Students have been introduced to their Greenpower Kit Car. Over the next year they will have to design, build, test and race their car against other schools in Cornwall in the regional heats. The car is powered by an electric motor and the students are responsible for the entire project.   Game Development The Game Development co-curricular is giving Nexus students the chance to learn how to code a game for a specific audience. They can choose which language to use and to create their own game rules.   Stargazing Dr Grant Mackintosh is working with our amateur astronomers to explore the solar system and beyond. At...

Amazing Turnout At Nexus Open Evening

By on Sep 25, 2018 in Blog |

We were blown away last night with the number of parents and children who visited Nexus to hear about the Gifted Programmes for our Open Evening. It was standing room only as Dr Jo Foster introduced the ethos and beliefs of the Nexus programme and shared some of the amazing things that our students have been involved in. Ollie T took to the stage to share his phenomenal journey so far in the Nexus programme, from visiting NASA to see the launch of a SpaceX rocket to his work experience next year at the European Astronaut training centre. Also on stage were Annabel and Taylor from Cornwall School of Maths and Science who talked through the opportunities available to our VI Form students. After the talk, parents and pupils were invited to have tours of the Nexus building where a number of Nexus students were on hand to show them around and answer questions about the programme. Ben M was...

Nexus Lecture Series Taking Shape For The Year Ahead

By on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog |

The Academic Lecture series is taking shape for 2018-19 with prestigious lecturers from as far afield as the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge rushing to offer to visit and share their research with our students. The next lecture will be delivered by Dr Richenda Tisdale, a former eye surgeon who is now a senior legal adviser to the Medical Protection Society. She will be exploring the ethics and laws surrounding the medical field which is sure to be enlightening for our students, especially those who are part of the Future Medics group. To book a place on this amazing lecture please email our team here. All our upcoming lectures are listed here, which will be updated frequently as more lectures are added. All of our lectures are available to any student in Cornwall in Years 7 to 11 who is a member of the CSMS Scholars’ Community. We are currently in the process of finalising...