University of Leicester eBulletin

Middle East - Looking to the Past to Understand the Future

August 2002
No 173

With the Middle East constantly in the news, University of Leicester archaeologists will be looking at the quality of life enjoyed by past societies in this region, particularly those inhabiting desert areas, as well as its implications for today, during the BA Festival of Science to be held at the University between 9-13 September 2002.

Quality of life is this year’s theme for the BA Festival, which is the UK’s biggest science festival, held annually at different universities throughout the country.    This year’s event will attract 400 top international scientists and science communicators and reveal the latest developments in research.  

A total of 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at the University, as well as thousands of students of all ages and members of the public interested in science.

The Festival returns to the University of Leicester for the third time since 1921, during a year in which the University is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

To find out more about the BA Festival of Science and how to book to come and take part, see the website: or contact  0207 973 3052.

NOTE TO EDITORS:   Further information is available from the BA website,, or from the University of Leicester Press Office, telephone 0116 252 2415, facsimile 0116 252 2485, email

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