Medicine and Criminology Masterclasses

Pupils in Years 10 – 13 benefited from two fascinating masterclasses from local universities this week.

On Wednesday, Oliver Purnell, a medical student at Swansea University visited the school to deliver a masterclass on the topic of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The pupils heard about the latest developments in this area of medicine, as well as being able to see some real-life examples of these, including metal hip bones used in replacement surgery and modern artificial limbs.

On Thursday, Dr Cheryl Allsop, a lecturer at the University of South Wales, delivered a Criminology session. The masterclass was well attended and pupils gained an insight into the legal background to a number of issues in the criminal justice system.

All the pupils who attended enjoyed the sessions and are very grateful to both Oliver and Dr Allsop for giving up their time to visit the school.

Med student Oliver Purnell delivering a masterclass on regenerative medicine

Med student Oliver Purnell delivering a masterclass on regenerative medicine

Pupils examining a replacement hip

Pupils examining a replacement hip

Oliver Purnell during the Medicine masterclass

Oliver Purnell during the Medicine masterclass

Dr Cheryl Allsop of University of South Wales delivering her Criminology masterclass

Dr Cheryl Allsop of University of South Wales delivering her Criminology masterclass

Pupil discussion during the Criminology masterclass

Pupil discussion during the Criminology masterclass

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