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St Andrews represented at major science event

A group of University of St Andrews academics will join 400 of the best scientists from home and abroad at the BA Festival of Science 2002 this week (9th – 13th September, 2002).

The BA Festival of Science is one of the UK’s biggest science festivals, at which scientists reveal the latest developments in research to a general audience.

The theme of this year’s Festival, to be held at the University of Leicester, is ‘Science and the Quality of Life’.

The St Andrew’s speakers will be Professor Andrew Mackenzie of the School of Physics and Astronomy; Drs John Clark and Robert Prescott from the School of History and Dr Andrew Brierley from the School of Biology.

The talks to be delivered are as follows: ‘The Idea of Progress’ by Dr Clark and ‘Antarctic Krill Under Sea Ice’ by Dr Brierley (Monday 9th), ‘From Warship to Water-mill: The American Frigate ‘Chesapeake’ and an 1820 Village Mill in Hampshire’ by Dr Prescott (Tuesday 10th) and ‘Performing Electrons’ by Professor Mackenzie (Thursday 12th).

Further information regarding this year’s BA Festival of Science is available at http://www.the-ba.net

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

For embargoed copies of the talks, please contact Tim Watson at the BA Press Office on 020 7973 3078 or email Tim.Watson@the-ba.net.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: BA Festival pr 090902 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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