Reporter 401, 6 May 1997
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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