St. Paul’s Way lies in the middle of London's Water City, in Europe’s largest regeneration area encompassing the Royal Docks, Canning Town, Canary Wharf, Poplar, Stratford City, Westfield Shopping Centre, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The St. Paul's Way Transformation Project is stimulating and creating enterprise and business activities in the community of Poplar, Tower Hamlets. Read more »
On Thursday 29th and Friday 30th August, Professor Brian Cox took pupils from East London on a journey with fellow scientists, doctors, and engineers in a drive to inspire 'British Scientists of the Future'.
Along with the 18 minute “TED”-style seminars, there were discussions, student presentations, and hands on experiments.
The first day's activities were held at the St Paul's Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets where Brian is a Patron. For the second day of the programme the teenagers moved across to the innovative Siemens Crystal building in the Royal Dock to hear directly from people involved in engineering. These included the team renovating the SS Robin, the world’s oldest complete steamship which is now based in the Royals, and engineers solving the practical challenges of Crossrail.
On the 30th August, Lord Mawson will host an evening reception at the Siemens Crystal in East London with Professor Brian Cox. This will celebrate the second year of the St Paul's Way Trust School Science Summer School.
Building on Professor Cox’s ambition that Britain is the best place to ‘do science’, the Lower Lea Valley in East London presents an important opportunity and context to explore the relationship between science, education, business, and aspiration.