Liverpool postgraduate and scientist at Diamond Light Source, Prof Sarnjeet Dhesi is back to Liverpool to celebrate the BA Festival of science which is taking place in the city from 6th-11th September.
Diamond is taking part in the festival and kick starts its involvement with a press reception on Tuesday 9th September. This is followed the next day with lectures for the public on science that has been undertaken at the facility.
Come along and meet Sarnjeet, who is showcasing the importance and value of science careers, and the BA Festival Director who will unveil art pieces which have been generated by three UK based artists – Anne Griffiths, Paula Groves and Sharon Wyper – following their one year long residency at Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire.
There is also an opportunity to interview speakers who will be presenting their science the next day.
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The BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) is the UK's nationwide, open membership organisation that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering. Established in 1831, the BA organises major initiatives across the UK, including National Science and Engineering Week, the annual BA Festival of Science, programmes of regional and local events, and an extensive programme for young people in schools and colleges. The BA also organises specific activities for the science communication community in the UK through its Science in Society programme. For more information, please visit www.the-ba.net.
The BA Festival of Science will take place in Liverpool from 6-11 September bringing over 350 of the UK’s top scientists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in science with the public. In addition to talks and debates at the University of Liverpool, there will be a host of events happening throughout the city as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations. The BA Festival of Science 2008 is being organised by the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. It is supported by the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, the Liverpool Culture Company and the Northwest Regional Development Agency. Find out more at www.the-ba.net/festivalofscience
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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