The Abbey School, Faversham, Kent – February 2016

We were very pleased to be invited to our local secondary school, The Abbey School, to discuss career paths with the students. Danielle and Jim set up an OptoSpin and an OptoLED and discussed how it was designed and built and what purpose our customers used them for. Community activities are very important to us and we look forward to their next careers fair!

Jim was particularly pleased as he was given a necklace made of shells from a visiting Tahitian exchange teacher. Apparently Tahitians can identify each other by the type of shells on their necklace; Jim’s particular shells came from the island of Tubuai (island of plenty – one of the Austral islands)


Young Pharmas Programme at Cambridge University

‘Friday March 20th saw the first round of our Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers. The programme, with support from Cairn and the WellcomeTrust, was organized by staff from the labs of Prof Colin Taylor and Drs Laura Itzhaki and Ewan Smith working closely with the heads of biology at Hills Road, Netherhall and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges.

The scheme aims to provide practical insight into pharmacology and experimental design. Twelve sixth-form students joined the programme in January and working in small groups during two evening practical sessions, they explored the need for reliable measurements in pharmacology and then counted the number of proteins in a cell.’ Cairn was delighted to support this event promoting the students learning in a STEM related activity!


Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

Cairn were delighted to once again support QEGS and their STEM activity day. Roz, and our latest member of the team, Danielle visited to inspire the young girls.