Two Billion Years of Sex, Violence and Death
A morning of sex and an afternoon of
violence and death are promised at the BA Festival of Science 2002, held at the
University of Leicester between 9-13 September.
Drawing on fossil records going back two
billion years, University geologists will be exploring the age-old themes of
“Sex, violence and death in the history of life”, and their effects on
In spite of the ominous title of these
particular sessions, the overall theme for the BA Festival is “Quality of
life”. This 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: www.the-ba.net
or contact 0207 973 3052.
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information is available from the BA website, www.the-ba.net,
or from the University of Leicester Press Office, telephone 0116 252 2415,
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