Young Maltby scientists meet their MP

Sir Kevin Barron MP meets local scientists at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Sir Kevin Barron MP meets local scientists at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Young scientists from Maltby Academy had the chance to present their research work when they met Sir Kevin Barron MP.

The young researchers met the Rother Valley Labour Party MP at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London, an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

For one week the Royal Society plays host to many fascinating interactive exhibits and an assortment of free talks, debates and family activities, giving visitors a unique opportunity to talk with scientists and ask them questions about their work.

More than 10,000 members of the public and 2,000 school students visit the Exhibition each year.

Maltby Academy’s research is one of just 22 projects that have been chosen from hundreds of entries to exhibit at this year’s event.

Sir Kevin Barron MP said: The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to learn about ground-breaking science happening all across the UK.

“I am delighted to have met with researchers from Maltby Academy and to see first-hand how science taking place in my constituency is not only providing local jobs and economic growth but also contributing to national and international efforts to learn more about our world and deliver benefits for all of humanity.”

The Summer Science Exhibition takes place from Tuesday July 5 to Sunday July 10.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society’s strategic priorities are promoting science and its benefits, recognising excellence in science, and supporting outstanding science.