Collyer’s welcomed Dr Ian Wilkinson from Royal Holloway, University of London to the college to run a workshop with geology, environmental science, and geography students. The session was part of the Kirsty Brown Series, which focus on geology and the environment, in memory of geologist and marine biologist Kirsty Brown, who studied at Collyer’s and Royal Holloway, and was also a former colleague of Collyer’s head of geoIogy and assistant director of faculty, Dr Ian Carr.
Ian Wilkinson, who also supported Collyer’s Festival of Science in the summer term, was invited back to the leading sixth form college to give a fascinating talk on plate tectonics and mountain building.
Ian Carr, who is also Collyer’s sustainability co-ordinator, said: “Ian’s expert talk was fascinating and extremely well received, particularly as it included many aspects that are directly relevant to the A-level courses that the students are studying.”
The Kirsty Brown Fund is generously covering the costs of trips, talks and a number of activities in this area, to help educate and inspire young people.
Ian Carr added: “It was also an honour to welcome Kirsty’s parents, Tim, and Judy Brown. It made today’s session very special and gave us a great opportunity to thank them for all the support they have given to help us fund enrichment activities at Collyer’s. They are amazing supporters of the next generation!”
Collyer’s Deputy Principal Steve Martell said: “We are extremely grateful to Ian Wilkinson and Royal Holloway for today’s lecture, and huge thanks to Tim, and Judy Brown. The Kirsty Brown Series is making a difference to our young people and it is massively appreciated by our students and all within the Collyer’s community.”