Medical Physics Open Evening at Christie’s

Miss Lee writes:

“In a week where we celebrated British Science week with Lower school trips to the Chester Zoo and The Big Bang Fair as well as mourning the loss of one of the greatest Scientists of all time, it seemed appropriate that the Physics department got involved too and took a trip to the Medical Physics Open Evening at Christie’s hospital this week. Wellington School has done an amazing job raising thousands of pounds for Cancer research charities and we were lucky enough to find out more about the exciting developments taking place at Christie’s hospital. Students found out about the work going on in building the UK’s first high energy proton beam centre and how proton beam therapy actually works. We then learnt a little more about Nuclear Medical imaging, which has many links with the GCSE triple Science curriculum, and MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Whilst there is still lots of work to do to develop the treatments given to patients, it has hopefully inspired some of our students to follow this path and be our future medical Physicists.”