Lizzie Mannix-Pole

Science in Schools Coordinator

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Role

Lizzie is the Science in Schools Coordinator. She manages the programme that brings our popular demonstration shows into schools across the UK, accompanied by valuable Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and twilight shows for families in the local area. The shows give students, teachers and families a chance to see our specially trained presenters in action, delivering science shows inspired by the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

About

Lizzie grew up in the Midlands, and studied Cellular and Molecular Medicine at university. She moved to South London soon after, and joined the Ri in June 2017.

Scientific Inspiration

A trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester stands out as an early scientific inspiration, and sparked an enthusiasm that lead me to study science at A-level.

Once at university, I almost immediately realised I was not destined for a life in the laboratory, but I still take inspiration from my lecturers and tutors. I now understand how difficult scientific research and education is and I am continually impressed by their dedication.

Favourite Demo

One of the first science experiments I remember doing was using chromatography paper to separate a compound into different coloured components. A very simple and pretty way to impress an 11 yr old.

Best thing about the Ri

15 Nobel prizes have been won by Royal Institution scientists – that’s awesome!

 

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