Hello, we are Crick House, this house is led by Ms Link. Crick house is named after a very famous, British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Francis Crick. Francis Crick alongside James Watson had discovered the structure of DNA. The students in Crick House draw inspiration from both this famous scientist and indeed his discovery. In the same way that DNA gives each of us our identity, each member of Crick House is responsible for the overall identity of the House. Click here to find out about the Crick House prefects.
Francis Crick won a Nobel Prize for the discovery in 1962. Crick had an attraction towards science from a very early age, and preferred gaining answers independently through scientific research. At the young age of 21, Francis Crick had gained a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University College London. Crick was not only a highly intelligent scientist but also an author. He had written famous books such as ‘of molecules and men.’
SSA students use Crick as an inspiration to achieve their goals in life, despite the obstacles they may face. For example, Crick had to pause his PhD because of war, but that didn’t stop him from later completing his PhD. In his second year he was even awarded the Carey Foster Research Prize.
Francis Crick’s discoveries gave a lot to the world. His example motivates us, in the hope that through our education and determination our discoveries will also positively impact the world. Francis Crick believed in himself and achieved great things. We as students should reflect upon Crick as he is an outstanding inspiration to all of us.