On Friday 16th September, Professor Sir Tom Blundell visited Windermere School to talk to a large audience of sixth-form students about his varied career in science and academia.

His talk, entitled 'A Life in Science, Travel, Politics and Music: On Being a Permanent Gap-Year Student', was attended by sixth-form students with interests in areas in arts as well as science, many of whom returned in the evening to hear him speak  to the Cambridge Cumbria Society.

His talk to university alumni in the evening was entitled 'New Medicines for Cancer and TB: Biotechs and Academia in Cambridge'. Alumni were interested to hear about scientific and medical research in Cambridge, and how this can lead to spin-off companies such as Astex Therapeutics, which was co-founded by Professor Blundell.

A number of Sidney Fellows are willing (subject to teaching and other commitments) to visit schools and colleges to give talks to students.  If you would be interested in arranging a visit, please contact the Admissions Office.  

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2011.

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