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Student Receives School Physicist of the Year Award 

Douglas physicist of the yearYear 13 student at Stamford School, Douglas Douglas, recently received a School Physicist of the Year award from the University of Lincoln, in association with the Ogden Trust.

The Ogden Trust aims to create opportunities for young people across the UK in the fields of science, particularly physics. Every year they run a nation-wide Schools Physicist of the Year award, which recognises the most promising A-level physics students in the region. The winner receives a prize from the Ogden Trust, and are also eligible for undergraduate science scholarships.

Douglas is one of the Samford Endowed Schools’ most gifted physicists, and his efforts and achievements were recognised by the University of Lincoln, who have now encouraged him to pursue physics for further study.

At the awards evening held at Lincoln’s campus, the head of the school of Physics and Mathematics, Professor Andrei Zvelindovsky, gave a lecture on the application of physics and how it stretches beyond commonly perceived areas of research.

Dr Maunela Mura, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Lincoln University, said to Douglas “Your achievements have highlighted you as a worthy recipient of this award. These awards are important to encourage you in your studies, both next year and in the future as well as acting to inspire future students to follow in your footsteps.”

Douglas’ Mother, Mrs Joanna Douglas, said “Needless to say, we are so proud of him and how well he is doing under the guidance of Stamford School.”