The official opening of the new Biology lab took place yesterday after school. It was a lovely event, attended by goveronors, representatives from Shaylors and the architect terry Cliff as well as teaching staff and students. It was a super opportunity for every one involved in the development of this fantastic new facility to see it up and running with practical activities taking place. We were honoured to have the lab officially opened by a short address given by the Biology department’s Researcher in Residence, Dr. Adriana Flores. She highlighted the importance of scientific research using Lynn Margulis, who developed the Theory of Endosymbiosis, as a source of inspiration. On International Women’s Day it was fantastic to have this scientist used to demonstrate the creativity and curiosity needed to question and to endeavour to explain the Natural World.