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Dr Andrew Szydlo at the Royal Institution
Situated in the heart of London’s West End, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, housing one of the world’s foremost and most prestigious science lecture theatres, has recently been the subject of a £22M refurbishment program. The Faraday Lecture Theatre (named after the great Michael Faraday who inaugurated public science lectures during the 19th century) is the jewel in the crown of this magnificent building.
On 23rd April 2014, in a unique 8th appearance, AZS will be giving his celebrated talk: “As if by Magic…” at the RI at 6pm. This is a family event whose aim will be to entertain, enlighten and educate. It promises to be a great occasion, and all are warmly invited to attend. Click here for more details and to book tickets.
Matt Marais Pioneers Slidestrap:
‘The Must Have Camera Strap and Mounting Plate’.
Matt Marais (EG 2007) launched his first individual design project on crowd funding site Kickstarter earlier this month. Slidestrap, a prototype of Matt’s start-up company, VU Equipment, is a camera strap and mounting plate like none other before. Ergonomically designed to sit comfortably across the body, Slidestrap incorporates high quality materials including real leather hide on the straps, and an anodized aluminium mounting plate to slide effortlessly along the strap when required. Slidestrap seeks to reduce the amount of time spent adjusting between carrying the camera and taking a photo, while retaining a sleek and inconspicuous design. Since leaving Highgate, Matt gained a First at Glasgow University studying a Masters in Product Design Engineering. Matt has worked on a number of projects from iPad stands to bank note scanners, and was part of the award winning team who designed the Minke fishing tool in 2012, Meso Design.
Click here to see the press release for Slidestrap or go straight to the VU Equipment website.
For further information and to back the project and help Matt reach his £10,000 goal, click here.
Coming Up This Term
OCBS MEDIA EVENT
Wednesday 26th March @ Highgate School
1950-60 ERA REUNION
Saturday 29th March @ Highgate School
JEWISH CIRCLE 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Thursday 3rd April @ Highgate School
Annual OC Golf Dinner Friday 28th February
1980s Reunion Thursday 27th February
Fund Management Talk Thursday 6th February
Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture Monday 3rd February
St Albans Regional Reunion Thursday 30th January