An outreach facility, named The Northwest Centre for Science, has been set up as a result of a collaboration between Corpus Christi, Pembroke and the South Cheshire College. The centre aims to aid scientifically minded students from schools in the North West by providing them with vital skills to continue into higher education.

‘Imaging’ will be the scientific theme for the first year of the centre, which was launched in September.  It hopes to enhance the learning opportunities for students through a series of lectures given by teaching and research fellows from the University of Oxford and other top universities. These lectures will range from ‘Brain imagining’ to ‘Driverless cars’.

The new science centre will also give Year 12 students from Crewe and the surrounding area the opportunity to visit regional laboratories such as SuperSTEM at Daresbury Laboratories and even attend a summer camp at Corpus Christi College.

The first lecture in the series will be given by Professor Pete Nellist, Fellow and Tutor for Materials Science. He said he is“very excited about the opportunity to use university-based research activities as a resource that the Centre can use to enthuse and inform a new generation of scientists and to support them in their progression to higher education.”