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University of Leicester speakers at the BA Festival of Science

September 9, 2002

Quality of Life in the Desert? High Living in Rome's Distant Quarries
Dr Marijke van der Veen, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Leicester

What is pain? Why does it hurt?
Dr David Rowbotham, Professor of Pain Management, University of Leicester

Relieving the burden of chronic pain
Dr Beverly Collett, Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, University Hospitals of Leicester

Treating severe pain in people with cancer
Dr Simon Tordoff, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Leicester General Hospital

Exceptional soft-part preservation in a very hostile environment: the geological and tectonic setting of the Charnian biota
Dr Stephen Temperley, Lecturer in Structural Geology, University of Leicester

The Precambrian fossils of Charnwood Forest
Dr Trevor Ford, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leicester

Scavenging for iron: counter strategies used by 'Superbugs' in the war for iron.
Dr Julie Ann Morrissey, Dr, University of Leicester

Science in the sands: understanding environmental and social change in the Libyan Sahara
Professor David Mattingly, Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Leicester


Getting people in pain back to work 
Dr Paul Watson, Senior Lecturer, Pain management and rehab, University of Leicester


'They make a desert and call it peace': how can the archaeology of Rome's desert frontiers help us understand the process of desertification?
Professor Graeme Barker, Graduate Dean, and Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester

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September 10, 2002

Supporting Outbreak Control with Science
Professor Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Leicester


Outbreak management - art or science?
Dr Philip Monk, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Leicestershire Northamptonshire and Rutland Health Protection Unit


Fluorine: the Ultimate Combiner
Professor John Holloway, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry & Senior Pro-Vice, University of Leicester


Fluorine and the chemistry of life
Professor Jonathan Percy, Research Professor in Chemistry, University of Leicester


Organising Chaos: Managing Patients in Accident and Emergency
Dr Ellen Annandale, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester


Evolution of a Jurassic Rift
Dr Sarah Davies, Lecturer in Sedimentology, University of Leicester


EAGLE and the Rifting of Africa
Professor Peter Maguire, Professor of Geophysics, University of Leicester


The Geological map of Britain: Why it looks the way it does
Dr Richard England, Lecturer in Geophysics, University of Leicester


Exploding the myth
Professor Martin Ward, Professor of Astronomy and Director of X-ray Astro, University of Leicester


Debate - should the UK participate in ESA's manned space programme
Dr Martin Barstow, Reader in Astrophysics and Space Science, University of Leicester


How to be a rocket scientist
Dr Martin Barstow, Reader in Astrophysics and Space Science, University of Leicester

When is a historic building not a historic building?
Miss Liz Worth, PhD research student, University of Leicester

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September 11, 2002

Raw Materials: the Archaeology of Tradition and Choice in Ancient Pottery Technology
Dr Ian Whitbread, Lecturer in Archaeological Science, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester


The secret life of iron
Dr Emma Raven, University of Leicester

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September 12, 2002

Photoreceptors and chloroplasts: safer, more productive transgenic crops
Dr Simon Geir Møller, Lecturer in Plant Molecular Biology, University of Leicester, Biology department


Researching the microbiological safety of food
Professor Julian Ketley, Professor of Bacterial Genetics, University of Leicester


Like father, like son: Y chromosomes, human evolution and genealogy
Dr Mark Jobling, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, University of Leicester


Genetic Fingerprinting
Sir Alec Jeffreys, Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor, University of Leicester


Genes in medicine - harnessing diversity
Professor Richard Trembath, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Leicester


The Changing Atmosphere
Dr Paul Monks, University lecturer in Earth Observation Science, University of Leicester


A Very Disputable Science - phrenology in Leicester
Mrs Cynthia Brown, Project Manager, East Midlands Oral History Archive, University of Leicester

The case against genetic triumphalism
Professor Gabriel Dover, Professor of Genetics, University of Leicester


Attention in rats, children and people with schizophrenia 
Dr Paula M. Moran, Lecturer in Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Leicester

Understanding and working with the violent offender
Dr Clive Hollin, Professor of Criminological Psychology, University of Leicester


Images of the brain at work
Dr Andrew Young, Lecturer in Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Leicester

Music in adolescents' daily lives
Dr Adrian North, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Leicester


Types of stalker
Dr Lorraine Sheridan, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Leicester

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September 13, 2002

Making the Earth move: fossil sex in invertebrates
Professor David Siveter, Professor of Palaeontology, University of Leicester


Defence, attack and the origin of the vertebrate skeleton
Professor Richard Aldridge, Professor of Palaeontology, University of Leicester


The jaws of death -the origins of predation in vertebrates
Dr Mark Purnell, NERC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Leicester


Exceptionally preserved fossils from the Soom Shale of South Africa
Dr Sarah Gabbott, Dr of Geology, University of Leicester

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