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The Brilliant Club Tutor Oliver Cartwright Chills Out at Colman Junior School

Oliver Cartwright, a PhD student from the School of Pharmacy is helping local pupils realise their academic potential while delivering highly interactive lessons on the engineering behind ice cream production.

The Brilliant Club is a charity which aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds achieving places at highly selective universities. This aim is realised by placing PhD candidates in schools to mentor students. One of their tutors is Oliver Cartwright, a PhD student from the School of Pharmacy, UEA. Oliver delivered a series of lessons to pupils from Colman and Avenue Junior School in Norwich which looked at ice cream production from an engineering perspective. Part of the lesson involved making ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

“I guess what really inspires me is seeing these kids enthusiasm for a subject they have never ever seen before. And also how their faces light up when they see something like liquid nitrogen which is super exciting to them,” Oliver enthuses.

If you’d like to find out more, check out the video below from when Oliver chilled out in the classroom!


Written by Lucka Bibic @luckabibic
Video production by Lucka Bibic @luckabibic