Physics

Olesia and Chloe Celebrate Oxbridge Offers

January 30, 2019

Truro School students Olesia Vardar and Chloe Dobbs are celebrating after securing offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford universities,...

Second Year Students Win Bloodhound K’nex Competition

March 11, 2016

A number of pupils competed in a competition run by Bloodhound to build the fastest air propelled car out of...

Author of Horrible Science Series Visits Truro School

January 27, 2016

Opportunities to meet a children’s author who has sold over 15 million books across 40 countries are scarce, but that is exactly what the Truro School library team had in store for students this...

Cornwall’s Young Physicists Viva for Essay Prize

July 24, 2015

In the month of June teachers and students from across Cornwall were delighted to welcome Dr Veronique Boisvert to Truro School as she led a superb lecture on Particle Physics exploring the journey to the Standard Model and discovery of the Higgs Boson, commonly known as the “God Particle”. Dr Boisvert was also on hand...

Ogden Particle Physics Lecture

June 22, 2015

Following the success of the Ogden Trust’s recent Bloodhound land speed record lecture, on Wednesday afternoon the Burrell Theatre will once again be at full capacity as students from schools across Cornwall attend the latest Ogden physics event.   Dr Veronique Boisvert, 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 June in the Burrell Theatre.   This lecture provides...

Cornwall’s Future Engineers Inspired by Bloodhound

April 2, 2015

Land speed record breaker and UK entrepreneur Richard Noble (OBE) visited Truro School’s Burrell Theatre on Thursday 26 March to share a special science lecture with students from across the county and supported by The Ogden Trust.   Mr Noble, who hopes to set a new land speed record of 1000mph in 2016, visited Cornwall...

Truro Students Experience the Eclipse

March 20, 2015

Mr Fisher and Ms Selvey have been busy with their classes this morning enjoying the eclipse!   With safety the top priority, both classes got creative with some fantastic ways of viewing the spectacle. There were special glasses and binoculars along with some more high-tech solutions.   Mr Fisher said: “This morning was a fantastic...

Science Students Celebrate British Science Week

March 18, 2015

To celebrate British Science Week a group of Truro School girls went to the University of Exeter’s “Women in Science” seminar on Monday at Tremough Campus.   They were treated to talks from Cornwall-based experts from a variety of fields – including mining, wave energy, conservation, animal behaviour, and public health. Students then enjoyed a...

Physics Students Benefit from Ogden Trust Partnership

March 17, 2015

On Tuesday 10th March Key Stage 4 Physics pupils listened in to a fascinating and light-hearted talk on how to survive a nuclear fallout.   The event, titled Surviving a Nuclear Attack, was organised by The Ogden Trust Partnership, a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics.   The Ogden...

Truro School Secures Ogden Trust Partnership

December 9, 2014

Truro School has joined with Penair School, Richard Lander School, Humphry Davy School, Camborne Science and International Academy and Falmouth School to form a Physics partnership backed by The Ogden Trust and S3 Physics – the first of its kind in Cornwall.   The aim of the partnership is to increase the number of students...

Lecture: The Art of Science  

November 17, 2014

On Thursday 13 November, a lecture celebrating our recent outstanding exhibition of the abstract artwork of the late Sandra Blow and discussing art and science in modern society was held in the Heseltine Gallery. The Art of Science was led by Deputy Headmaster Nick Fisher, and was followed by a supper sponsored by the Friends...