Some of our Year 9 Triple scientists enjoyed a full day at Oxford University. They attended a lecture at the Museum of History of science titled ‘Penicillin, the Wonder Drug’ delivered by Professor Christopher Parkin.
The lecturer focused on the story of penicillin, the world’s first modern antibiotic. After the lecture the students carried out a synthesis and separation of an aromatic compound from orange at the Oxford University Chemistry Department.
To complete the day Year 9 found out about how botanical research contributes to development of drugs, at the Oxford University Botanic Garden.