"I can’t recommend this school highly enough. I have seen my three boys pass through the Boys’ Division and all have achieved outstandingly well."

Parent, Senior Boys' School

Read more testimonials

School to Host Northern Lights Lecture

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Plasma physicist Dr Melanie Windridge will visit Bolton School on Wednesday 9 November to give a free, public lecture about the Northern Lights.

Based on her book Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights and featuring beautiful images of this fascinating phenomenon, her talk delves into the mysteries of the Northern Lights and questions whether we really understand them.

Interweaving the science with a background of their history, folklore and changing landscape, Aurora brings together space, place and science in magnificent style.

In a journey that takes her through Scandinavia, Canada and Svalbard, culminating in a spectacular solar eclipse, Dr Windridge’s inspirational lecture describes our connection to the Sun, the scientific processes behind the lights, and some of the unwanted technological effects of Space Weather.

Dr Windridge is a plasma physicist, lecturer, writer with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy and is Business Development Manager for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy. She also works in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and Your Life. Melanie loves the mountains and believes science and exploration go hand in hand.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Wednesday 9 November, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mr Brendan Ickringill, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Sciences (bickringill@boltonschool.org)

Share or bookmark with:

Dr Melanie Windridge

Dr Melanie Windridge

Aurora photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, US Air Force

Aurora photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, US Air Force