Reporter 401, 6 May 1997

Let's get ready for the Festival

Some 300 journalists and 15,000 visitors are expected to descend on the University for the British Association for the Advancement of Science Festival from 7 to 12 September – Europe's largest festival of science. The range of themes include science and the human environment; risk in the workplace; water and development; engineering and medicine; and farming and the public.

On Sunday September 7 there will be a Funday from 1 to 7pm jointly mounted by the British Association and the University, which is hoped will attract families throughout the region, as well as friends of the University.

A large number of departments will put on displays of their recent research; there will be plenty of hands-on exhibits, lectures and demonstrations. Continuing throughout the week will be a cyber cafe and a British Council exhibition on the night skies in the University Gallery.

At the same time the British Association will be arranging lectures and a treasure hunt.

To encourage students to attend a number of scholarships have been advertised – details of these and further information about the Sunday Funday have been sent to Heads of Department and section secretaries. For more information or a Festival flyer contact ext 4177, or e-mail BAASSS@Registry.

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