Dr Peter Wothers

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Never Work With Children, Chemicals or Tesla Coils

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2012 | (23:00)

Finally I'm back at home relaxing after recording the 2012 Christmas Lectures. The oldest known science programme for young people, they were started in 1825 at the Royal Institution in London and have been given every year since then apart from a short break during the 1939-45 war when their...

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Where Are All the Girls?

(1) Comments | Posted 16 November 2012 | (23:00)

It was certainly pleasing, and perhaps not too unexpected, to see the numbers of students taking science and maths A-levels increase this summer.

Perhaps the rise is due to the increased exposure of science on the TV - "the Brian Cox effect" - or maybe, with minds focused towards...

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Lessons to be Learned From Cambridge Pre-U as A Level Reforms Unfold

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2012 | (11:25)

'What will university involvement look like and how exactly will it work?' This is one of big questions that arose out of the Education Secretary, Michael Gove's announcement that exam boards need to involve universities in designing A-Levels.

In my view, as a university lecturer, it is sensible to involve...

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