Lise Meitner Day
Science Through Story
Links to a Life is putting the spotlight on one of science’s unsung feminine heroes, the groundbreaking Austrian atomic Physicist Lise Meitner, whose work changed the world. A day long experience for schools, has been created to specifically appeal to encourage more young women across the UK to consider Physics A-level.
Supported by arts and science based funding bodies, and dovetailing into the national curriculum, the company has created an immersive educational experience culminating in a production of a newly written play “The Lise Meitner Story” by Devon-based playwright Vince Miles, followed by a plenary session.
The experience has been designed to fall within usual school hours and will run parallel to the national curriculum. A total of 30 young people are selected to take part in each day, including sixth form students and others from years 9 – 11. At least 50% are girls.