Earlier this month, Hertford welcomed 20 students of Black Heritage to stay in the college as part of a brand-new collaboration with three of the university’s science departments.
EMPower Oxford works with young people from around the country who are keen to find out more about studying Engineering, Materials and Physics. Over the course of three days, the students participated in interactive workshops across the sciences, exploring superconductors, alloys under microscopes, and origami engineering. A visit to the ISIS Muon and Neutron Source at the Harwell Science Campus gave them a taste of large-scale lab science. They also tried their hand at a range of challenges in our Science Olympics competition, including building lollipop catapults, making spaghetti bridges, and dropping eggs out of the windows of the HW5 staircase – thankfully, their egg parachutes were all very well designed!
“The residential programme has been inspiring and motivational”
“Thanks for allowing me to have the experience of an Oxford student”
“This was an amazing opportunity and I hope you do this again.”
We look forward to supporting this exciting programme further as it grows.