Category Archives: INSPIRE Events

Outreach Partnership with Rushey Mead Academy

On Tuesday 5th June, Mr Neville (Assistant Head) visited Rushey Mead Academy to speak to students in years 9 to 11 about applying to Oxford and Cambridge and how to ‘stand out from the crowd’ in UCAS applications.  The talk was very well attended and forms part of a wider outreach partnership which has been developed between Ratcliffe and Rushey Mead…

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INSPIRE: The Internet of Things – the 5th Industrial Revolution

On Wednesday 9th May, we were delighted to welcome Mark Foyster (OR) VP Worldwide Sales & UK Managing Director of Veripark, a leading global technology company.  My thanks to Mark who gave an electrifying presentation on the latest developments in technology and the fascinating world of ‘the internet of things’, including the imminent revolution of 5G connectivity. This was a most enjoyable way to conclude this year’s INSPIRE programme.  We have another exciting and…

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INSPIRE: ‘Peace-building: An Encounter with the Rotarians’

On Wednesday, 25 April, Mr Paul Michel (Lay Chaplain) and two Year 12 students presented the INSPIRE talk, entitled ‘Peace-building: An Encounter with the Rotarians’. The talk reflected the main themes of a recent Rotarian Presidential Conference held in Coventry, anD attended by the three presenters. Matthew Garcia spoke about the line-up of speakers at the Conference, and Barzin Alipourkarami…

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INSPIRE: Quantum Mechanics and What ‘Stuff’ is made of

  On the evening of Wednesday 17th April, Joe Mayes and Chris Wallis, third year undergraduates studying Physics at the University of Leicester, each gave thoroughly engaging presentations as part of Ratcliffe’s INSPIRE programme, on the topics of Quantum Mechanics and What ‘Stuff’ is made of. Joe’s confident and inspirational presentation entertained the 34 strong audience with a sweeping account…

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