Tom Chudley – PhD research on Greenland glaciers

Tom is a former CVCC student, who started with us as a Year 7. He achieved excellent A level results while studying in our Post-16 unit, with A and A* grades for Chemistry, Biology and Geography. Tom was one of three students in 2012 to win a place to study at Oxbridge; Tom went to Downing College, Cambridge to study Geography.

Since graduating from Cambridge with a First Class Honours Degree, Tom has achieved his Masters Degree and is now studying for his PhD. He is working in Greenland studying glaciers. His scientific observations have been published in the journal proceedings of the National Academy of Science and the work has been highlighted in The Times (3/12/19) and the Washington Post.

Tom visited Clyst Vale recently and gave a talk to over 30 students in our current Year 11 and Post-16 unit. He explained the work that he is doing and why this is so important to our understanding of changes being brought about by Global Warming.

It is great to see the success that Tom has achieved, and also wonderful that he is willing to come back to Clyst Vale to inspire our current students to achieve at the highest possible level.

Mrs Padden

Link here to Tom Chudley’s research, as published on the University of Cambridge’s website:

Tom Chudley – PhD glacier research