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On Wednesday 25th September the biologists set off to Slapton Ley. Taking a long journey from Tormead to Totnes station and then on to the field centre in Slapton. The first night consisted of an introduction into what we would be doing during our time there and then t...

August 7, 2019

On the 5th of July 2019, 32 very excited students arrived at Heathrow airport, ready to board the plane to Costa Rica! Although the flight was long and tiring it was all worth it when we arrived. Each day we were there we experienced something new and memorable, whethe...

On Wednesday 13th March, Tormead was thrilled to welcome Laurence Hurst, a Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and the Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. Laurence is also the president of The Genetics Society and alongside this event...

February 20, 2019

On Tuesday the 5th February, we were lucky enough to get the chance to have a Skype call with Professor Dame Sue Black. Sue is a Forensic Anthropologist who started figuring out her future from the moment she started working in a butchers. She grew up on a farm where h...

On Friday 8th February Tormead was delighted to welcome back Jessica Thornycroft, an ex-Tormead student who is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. A number of girls across multiple year groups enjoyed hearing about Jess's journey from he...

On the 5th of December an excited bunch of Tormead girls travelled to London to visit the new body worlds exhibition. After departing and lunch on the bus everyone gathered in the lobby for a small briefing, and then we were off in the museum! There were various captiv...

December 15, 2018

Alice

On Friday 23rd November I attended a parent and daughter - dissection session with my mum. After a brief talk on what we would be looking for, we were presented with our specimen for the day - an enormous salmon head. Although we had some slips along the way, we m...

Sitting on the bus as we drive towards Hastings, I can’t help but feel excited. Even though we are indeed going to look at some of the most famously disturbed humans, it is morbidly fascinating. Though, I can’t quite place why. Murder shouldn’t, in general, be somethin...

On Friday the first of December, 29 girls from year 7 to Upper Sixth, travelled to the Oxford Museum in London, part of Oxford University. The exhibits on display ranged from tiny mealy bugs to a huge T-Rex skeleton. Firstly, we had a talk about classifying species, Da...

September 29, 2017

Dr. Deborah Harvey joined us to talk about ecology on Friday 29th September. She worked on her PhD studying beetles at the Royal Holloway, gaining a 1st and is now a lecturer there. Stag beetles has been a lifelong interest of hers, so she continued her research them t...

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