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Science and Engineering Week events

8 March 2007

UCL is hosting a number of events to celebrate the British Academy's National Science and Engineering Week, which runs from 9-18 March 2007.


The UCL Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research is holding an afternoon event on 21 March entitled: 'Life in a cancer research laboratory'. Aimed at 16-18 year-olds, participants can meet scientists and find out why we get cancer, how the disease develops and progresses, and ways of stopping it - both now and in the future.

The UCL Grant Museum of Zoology is holding two of its popular 'Fossil Forage' events on 10 and 17 March. These family events offer hands-on activities, including sieving through genuine fossil-rich sediment from a time when London was patrolled by sharks and rays. Those lucky enough to find a 50 million year old shark's tooth can even take it home.

In addition, the museum is also holding an art/science exhibition 'Future Fossils', a collaboration with sculptor Mervine. The display imagines what will happen to today's everyday objects when they fossilise - and what will remain in 50 million years.

Dr Graeme Hogarth (UCL Chemistry) and Dr Mandy Williams (UCL Clinical Health Psychology) will both be presenting talks at South Hampstead High School, organised by the Hampstead Scientific Society. On 15 March at 2.15pm, Dr Hogarth will discuss 'Elements from the Big Bang' and on 16 March at 2.15pm, Dr Williams will present her talk 'Pain'.

To find out more, use the links at the top of this article

Image: An exhibit from the show 'Future Fossils'

National Science and Engineering Week
UCL Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
UCL Grant Museum of Zoology
Hampstead Science Society