Congratulations to our Oxfordshire Young Scientists of the Year

08 Nov 2013

The scientific achievements of three second year IB students were celebrated recently in an entertaining ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. Hosted by Science Oxford with support from the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Rutherford Appleton Labs and the Society of the Chemical Industry, the event recognised the talent of exceptional students studying science in all Oxfordshire schools.

Our winners Sofija Stefanovic (Chemistry), Hannah Gibbs (Biology) and Carlotta Riganti (Physics) enjoyed the canapé reception within this historic building before hearing a keynote presentation given by Professor Fiona Powrie who won the 2012 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for her work on gastroenterology.

There were also contributions from a number of young researchers, apprentices and other representatives of the physical sciences to inspire the future careers of our winning student scientists.

As part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma every student must take a science at either higher or standard level as one of their six subjects.