That was the question that Lower Sixth Former, Matthew Lewis, answered in inspiring style earlier this year and saw him recognised as runner up in the 2019 Imperial College of Science & Technology Science Challenge.

Matthew, whose 1,500-word essay entitled ‘How AI will improve people’s lives by 2035. Propose the role of natural Scientists in making this happen’, impressed the judges with his insight and was awarded second place.  

Although Matthew was unable to make the awards ceremony, due to an early rowing competition the following day, he was delighted to receive a letter of recognition and a subscription to the New Scientist magazine.   

With Matthew’s kind permission, you can read his entry here.

Matthew, who is studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science at A-Level told us that it was his Head of Science, Mr Beale, who encouraged him to enter. This is not the first time that Matthew has made the headlines here at school. Along with three other teammates, he caused a stir in the world of technology to scoop the third prize in the Barclays Blockchain Hackathon. Matthew and his teammates have also been invited to share their innovative solution with staff at UCAS.

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