University of Leicester eBulletin

What a Pain!

August 2002
No 176

Nobody likes it. Everybody hates it. We all do our best to avoid it. So what else is there to say about pain?

University of Leicester scientists will be among other experts revealing some new insights on the subject at the BA Festival of Science, which will take place at the University between 9-13 September 2002.

A clue to the tone of their talks may lie in this year’s festival theme: Quality of Life. The BA Festival, held annually at different universities throughout the country, is the UK’s biggest science festival, attracting 400 top international scientists and science communicators and revealing the latest developments in research.    

A total of 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at the University of Leicester, 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 Science2002 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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