Pupils get chance to meet top scientist
MORE than 450 school children from schools around Greater Manchester met renowned scientist Lord Robert Winston at an international radiology and oncology event.
Students from St Anne’s Academy, Middleton, were among the young people from around the region who took part in the event at UKRCO - the UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress at Manchester Central.
The 13 and 14-yearolds took part in hands-on sessions about radiology, diagnostic imaging and medical science.
Featuring demonstrations from The Big Bang, the UK Young Scientists and Engineers event, the afternoon included a talk by Lord Winston about what had inspired him to become a scientist.
Lord Winston developed surgical techniques that have improved fertility treatments and techniques to improve in-vitro fertilisation.
He also developed pre-implantation diagnosis, which allows embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.
Children from schools around Greater Manchester at the international radiology and oncology event