Tom Hearing

Tom, from the Thomas Hardye School, spent his summer at the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Dorset where he took part in a project mapping the erosion of Monmouth Beach.

Tom Hearing in Dorset

Tom was named UK Young Scientist of the Year at the 2010 Big Bang Fair and hopes to begin an Earth Sciences degree at Oxford University in the autumn.

Speaking about his project, Tom said: “Having always been fascinated by Earth Sciences, the experiences I had on the Nuffield Research Placements Scheme just confirmed that I want to pursue a scientific research career.”

Read more about Tom's project and his win at the Big Bang Fair.