We’re excited to welcome you back to the St John’s Inspire Programme for Years 9, 10 & 11 with the materials for the third class.
A copy of the Class 3 Magazine PDF is downloadable from the course page.
Plain-text versions of all of the articles in this month’s class, are also available for those unable to access the PDF.
In the third class, we will continue our exploration of artificial intelligence, both in the context of its uses in the medical profession, and in the context of one of the core philosophical questions that AI raises: what, exactly, does it mean to be a person? We’ll also learn about two developments which have the potential to revolutionise modern science: quantum computing, and nanotechnology. We will also be turning to geography to examine the question of how technology has affected the way we see and represent the world, before returning once again to the ancient world, and a surprising relationship the Ancient Greeks’ scientific knowledge and their political development.
Students can also find several challenges throughout the class, based on some of the articles. Students are encouraged to send us their responses to these challenges – or any work they produce based on any of the articles. Every entry received each month will be entered into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers, and everyone who submits at least one piece of work to us over the course of the programme will receive a certificate of participation.
- Class 4 will be released on Wednesday 30th March 2022
For students wanting to keep in touch between classes, we also post plenty of other content on our Instagram.