Students, staff and families from local secondary schools said they were both ‘thrilled and privileged’ to attend the Einstein’s Universe Lecture at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form, presented by world renowned physicist Dr Brian Foster OBE and Classical Brit Award winning violinist Jack Liebeck.

Dr Foster OBE is acknowledged as one of the most important experimental particle physicists today. His talk about Einstein’s work and passion for the violin was accompanied by Jack Liebeck, Professor of the Royal Academy, who played many of Einstein’s favourite violin pieces by Bach and Mozart.

Headteacher Caroline Hoddinott commented ‘We were delighted to be able to host Dr Foster’s lecture within our community. It has been a unique opportunity for students, staff and their families to enhance their knowledge beyond the curriculum and we were pleased that so many of our local and partner schools, were able to attend as our guests.’ Year 12 student Angus Lee, nominated as Physics student of the Year at Haybridge, said ‘this was such a stimulating evening and I really felt we were in the presence of great knowledge and skill’.

Schools from across the West Midlands, including from the ContinU Trust of Hagley and the Wyre Forest, attended the event. 

The talk was the latest in a series of lectures held at Haybridge to develop students’ wider understanding and extend high quality learning opportunities into the wider community.