Common Time 2019


Boy looking through a microscope
Science experiments

The Science Society has been inviting scientists, engineers and medics to give lectures to Wykehamists for some 30 years. There are usually between two and four lectures a term with anything from 30 to 120 boys from all years attending; some lectures are given by the local branches of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The lecture topics vary widely as can be seen from the examples below:  

  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Life (IoP)
  • The Physics of Ice Cream
  • The Elements of Murder
  • The Ten Plagues of Egypt
  • Why can't a man be more like a woman
  • Jabs, Scab and Crabs  

The society is run on a day to day basis by the four officers of the club who send out invitations to potential lecturers, promote the lecturers and, with the help of the don in charge meet, greet and entertain visiting speakers.