Well, 2020 certainly has been a strange year. However this September we take it back!
Here at York ISSP we have designed a programme of events to take us through whatever gets thrown our way. For the Autumn Term we have moved online with GCSE Astronomy and Latin classes; Maths Excellence Club; and TWO ISSP 7:8 Lectures scheduled…and we are raring to go!
GCSE classes, which begin next week, were remotely recruited in June thanks to the efforts of our tutors, school coordinators, parents and our marvellous ISSPers, themselves!
Maths Excellence Club remained undeterred throughout lockdown – they moved online and, as a result, those continuing into 2020/21 will be experts in this virtual world.
Thanks to the astonishing work of Andy Parr, we were able to run our ISSP 7:8 lecture on Dark Matter, (originally scheduled for March), in early July. It was a resounding success with over 100 participants. Watch this space for a video upload of the event!
Finally, in just under three weeks we invite Dr Alice Toso of University of York – currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona – to present: ‘What lies beneath our feet and other archaeological superpowers’. Of her lecture, Alice says: ‘This talk will explore the superpowers that archaeologists have to discover the life of past societies. What lies beneath our feet and how do we get to see it? Today we will go for a round-the-world tour among famous archaeological sites to see how archaeologists have discovered them, studied them and what they tell us about life in the past.’
And this is only the beginning…
So, let’s take back 2020 and cram it with as many marvellous experiences as we can before the New Year. For, even if our movements are restricted: ‘one child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world’ – Malala Yousafzai