In the words of Wallace Stegner, “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed…We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.” The wilderness feeds one’s soul like a good piece of music. More than this, however, our survival depends on it.
The loss of species is the greatest threat to our survival, far outweighing all the other travails that beset us such as disease, drought and global warming. What can be done to fend off the impending disaster? Re-educate ourselves! Every one of us must be taught to love the environment more than the trappings of civilisation. Once this love is deep-seated, it will motivate us to husband the wilderness and understand how it works. This is the heart of Life Sciences.
Application, interpretation and thinking play an important role. Life Sciences is one of the few subjects that has a dynamic and exciting practical component to it. Students learn about cells and tissues, organs and systems, environmental studies and biodiversity. In Life Sciences, students are encouraged to think critically and have intellectual debates on interesting topics.
Head of Department: Mr Mike Griffiths