International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Gareth Lamb Ideas Activities
  • Dr, University of Bath
    Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
  • Email
    Tel 07761606068
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Bath
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
  • Web Site:

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/chemistry/millennium-lectures/index.html

About:

The Millennium lecture series was founded with the aim of promoting science and bridging the gap between academia and the general public. The lecture series is a free event, and is proud to be working alongside a number of local schools, giving speakers a unique opportunity to inspire and connect with the next generation of young scientists. The lecture series will bring together some of the leading names in a range of scientific disciplines and comprise of approx. 15 talks running from Oct 2010 to Mar 2011.

To date we have a number of confirmed speakers:

Mark Maslin - Human evolution

Steve Martin - Renewable energy and bio fuels

David Nutt - psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist

Alex Murphy - nuclear and particle astrophysicist

James Maclaine - Zoology

We are continuing to send out invitaions for further speakers and gather sponsorship from a number of bodies. We are also looking into holding a one off mini symposium for schools on green technology in 2011.