Professor inspires students during school visit

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2019

Professor Robert Winston pictured with Y11 and sixth form students at Gordano School.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Professor Robert Winston pictured with Y11 and sixth form students at Gordano School. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A renowned professor visited students in Portishead to talk about his impressive career.

Professor Lord Robert Winston - a professor of science and society at Imperial College in London, and an emeritus professor of fertility studies - visited Gordano School to discuss career opportunities in science.

The Labour peer and surgeon who pioneerd IVF has multiple television series under his belt, including Child Of Our Time and The Human Body, as well as a number of popular science books.

During his talks at the school, he discussed careers as a doctor, researcher and in theatre, ethics, politics, mathematics, evolution, education, cell biology and careers in science.

The school has said his talks were 'truly inspirational'.

Lord Winston also took part in a question and answer session with sixth form students.

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