Wednesday 20th Mar 2024

British Science Week Event




The Lord Mayor invited 15 students from the Royal Mathematical School at Christ’s Hospital to a prestigious event at 22 Bishopsgate on 15 March to celebrate British Science Week.

The event was organised by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) as part of the official launch of the Lord Mayor’s Experiment Series. The aim as far as the Lord Mayor and NPL are concerned was to promote sciences and careers in STEM to young people in London.

Students were taken through a number of experiments that embraced both the City of London and the concept of time – which is the 2024 theme for British Science Week.

In the summer of 2023, NPL scientists undertook a demonstration to test Einstein’s special theory of relativity. It set out to show that the speed that time passed – as measured by a clock – differed depending on its height from the ground. The demonstration involved placing a highly accurate atomic clock at 22 Bishopsgate, the tallest building in the City of London, and comparing it to a second clock located at the NPL in Teddington, the home of time in the UK. The results of this demonstration were formally unveiled on the same day as this British Science Week event.