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I met several New Optimists — Professor Dame Julia King, Professors Robert Berry, Gina Rippon and Brian Tigue plus Dr Gareth Griffiths — at the official opening of the new labs for teaching applied chemistry and chemical engineering at Aston University yesterday evening.
The place was crowded. And rightly so. All of us were there to hear a witty polymath. Nobel laureate Sir Harry Kroto no less.
He gave an outstanding lecture after the official opening. It was gratifying to him, as to me, that most of his audience were youngsters. As he said, truly outstanding work by the likes of Einstein, Dirac and Franklin are achieved when scientists are young.
I can’t begin to do justice to the amusing yet intellectually-demanding lecture he gave, so will upload a link to the video of it as soon as possible.
This is the third Food Forum event – a dozen of the finest minds in the West Midlands joining to talk about food futures for Birmingham in 2050.
Continue reading “#TNOfood on 1st March: opening notes”
Experts from around the UK are at Aston University today to exchange ideas as part of a one-day conference tackling ageing. The conference is organised by Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), which is led by New Optimist Dr Roslyn Bill.
She says: “This showcase is about exchanging ideas, as well as looking for practical solutions to a major challenge for all of us. We hope those who attend will go away having been inspired after hearing about the huge amount of cutting edge research carried out here at Aston University.
At ARCHA, we’ve always said that we want our research to have real impact on the lives of older adults. We are keen for the public to come along to see what we are doing, and also so we can find out what matters to them. If we don’t know what affects their lives we can’t help them as well. We are looking for volunteers, and there will be opportunities to take part in our many research studies.”
You can read more about the event here. Look out for our interview with Roslyn Bill very soon.
We’re pleased to announce that the winner of the Young Optimists Competition is Ruhi Ur Rashid of Sidney Stringer Street Academy in Coventry.
We’re delighted too that she’s accepted our invitation to come to the Science Capital event on Wednesday 15 June
Continue reading “Competition winner”