Nobel prizewinner to speak at St Albans school's science evening

A NOBEL Prize winner will be the guest speaker at a school s forthcoming Scientific Soapbox evening. Dr Tim Hunt won the Nobel Prize in 2001 for investigation into the behaviour of cancer cells and he will be at Sandringham School on The Ridgeway, St Alba

A NOBEL Prize winner will be the guest speaker at a school's forthcoming Scientific Soapbox evening.

Dr Tim Hunt won the Nobel Prize in 2001 for investigation into the behaviour of cancer cells and he will be at Sandringham School on The Ridgeway, St Albans, on Monday, March 15, to discuss his team's work on cancer research.

Said Lawrence Foster, head of science at Sandringham: "Dr Hunt is an excellent speaker and one of the leading scientists in the world in cancer research.

"We are delighted that he can join us for Scientific Soapbox - which will be a fascinating and lively evening for anyone with a general interest in science - including students wanting to study science at university."


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Dr Hunt will join staff from Sandringham, who will also be sharing their passions and enthusiasms in science with members of the school and wider community.

The scientific team will be discussing coral reefs, the development of allergies in children, big bangs and black holes, sun spots and how sugar affects sporting performance.

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The event is free and is being held at the school's SandPit Theatre from 6.45pm to 9pm. It is open to all interested members of the community and to reserve tickets phone 01727 370067.

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