Carson, a fifth former at Winchester, has achieved the highest mark in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, known as C3L6. This is a national competition aimed at lower sixth pupils. Ten thousand students from across the UK sat the paper. The 90-minute exam, taken in June each year and set by teachers and university chemists, aims to "stretch and challenge" students interested in Chemistry.
A leading scientist in his year group, and talented in both chemistry and physics, Carson has now been invited to join the top 50 lower sixth pupils in the country at the C3L6 summer camp in Cambridge.
Carson is pictured receiving the Danckwerts prize, which is awarded annually for the highest mark in the school scored in the C3L6 paper. Peter Danckwerts, a pupil of Winchester College in the 1930s, won a George Cross for disarming unexploded parachute mines in the 1940 London Blitz. After the war he took a two-year chemical engineering course at MIT. Later, while on the staff at Cambridge, he developed much of the theory behind modern chemical engineering.
Danckwerts’ nephew, Peter Michael Danckwerts, presented Carson with a biography of Danckwerts by Peter Varey, and wished him further success.
7th December 2020
This term's Science Society lecture featured Nobel-prize winning, theoretical physicist, Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz.
30th November 2020
Every year Winchester and Cheltenham Ladies' College pupils work in teams to deliver presentations at a Science Symposium for their peers. 2020 required more technology than usual but was as rewarding as ever.
23rd November 2020
This year’s Recita was a blended affair with some of the performers reciting remotely. Nevertheless, the socially-distanced audience enjoyed a wonderful evening of stunning poetry, which ranged from the comic to the musical to the profound.
8th November 2020
A wintry Winchester was the perfect location for the boys' first introduction to bushcraft and survival skills.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.
13th October 2020
The texts pupils study in Div, English and other lessons provide springboards for discussion about a range of topics. Ensuring there is content that is both diverse and international in outlook encourages depth of study and understanding.