More than 500 students from schools across south west Hertfordshire are to take part in a day of science lectures and experiments at Watford Grammar School for Boys.

TV scientist and doctor Lord Robert Winston is visiting workshops held during the event in the STEM lab on Monday, June 15.

The day has been organised by Watford Grammar School for Boys and Imperial College London as part of the Research Councils Schools-University Partnership Initiative.

It aims to inspire and engage students in STEM subjects and will comprise a number of lectures and experiments on a variety of areas including microscopic animals, abstract mathematical reasoning, new medicines, computer programming, robotics and science research.

Lord Winston will be visiting five hands on workshop sessions running during the day, led by Imperial postgraduate students Dr Rob Learney, Dr Jenny Ward, and Juan Eiros , as well as researchers Dr Nathan Green from Imperial’s faculty of Medicine and Dr Chris Wilson from the faculty of Natural Sciences.

Mark Allchorn, acting headteacher at Watford Grammar School for Boys, said: "We are very proud today to welcome Lord Winston and all the students to our STEM day.

"The day gives everyone an opportunity to exchange and explore new and exciting ideas from the world of science, mathematics, engineering and computing.

"We hope that today is the start of an exciting journey of scientific discovery for all the students attending."