Over 250 parents / carers and students enjoyed our 3rd annual physics Christmas lecture. Dr. Vincent Smith, of the University of Bristol, and Dr. Peter Ford MBE gave a highly interesting and amusing account of the life and times of Albert Einstein. The talk covered his early life, including his dislike for education, his later job as a patent officer and finally the path that led him to publish some of the most ground-breaking theories of special and general relativity. Many thanks to Peter and Vincent for a wonderful evening. Here are a seletion of comments from our students.
I absolutely loved it. It was an enthralling reminder of my own research on special relativity and Brownian motion and was extraordinarily memorable. It has made me even more excited to explore Einstein's areas of study at university."Alex Nagen
What is better than learning about physics at school? Learning physics at school from physicists with more experience than Einstein himself. Not only were the facts and information completely valuable and informative, the lecture consisted of a variety of demonstrations as well, just to keep the audience on their toes. Not too sure I agree with their opinions on modern art, though.Jamie McNeil
One of the most interesting lectures I've been to. I thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations, particularly the Brownian motion, and I understand it a great deal more! It was fascinating learning more about the man himself and not just his accomplishments in the field of physics. Thank you very much for taking the time to come and talk to us. I certainly enjoyed it and the presentation itself was great - the two of you should be a double act!Veronica