Pupils meet Astronomer Royal Martin Rees

A group of Lancing Lower Sixth students travelled to Charleston to attend the annual Festival. We were greeted with some delicious strawberry scones and chatted to some of the employees from the Trust, who look after the famous meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group. Later that afternoon Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and a distinguished cosmologist, gave an exciting lecture to introduce his book On The Future, discussing some of the existential challenges we are facing such as climate change and over-population. He also explained where technology may lead us in the years to come. It was a fantastic and valuable experience to listen to someone who has truly contributed to the world of science.

Michail M and Monica C, Lower Sixth

Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees