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Steve

Open lecture by Astronomer Royal at Leicester Uni on 16th

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Steve

OK, here's your starter for 10:

'From Big Bang to Biospheres' - 16/05/2012 18:00

A Haldane Society public lecture to be given by Professor Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal & Former President of the Royal Society

On Wednesday 16 May 2012, Professor Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal & Former President of the Royal Society, will give a lecture entitled 'From Big Bang to Biospheres' for the Haldane Society.

This free lecture is open to students, graduates and the general public. A Wine Reception will follow at 7.00 pm in the City Side Lounge on the first floor of the Charles Wilson Building

Taking place in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1 at 6pm. Enquiries to: vow@le.ac.uk or 0116 2522142

Apparently it is a non-bookable event - just turn up nice and early. I will try and get down.

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Tweedledee

This Lecture is thoroughly enjoyable and well worth attending. I saw it at Nottingham Uni in November last year when Damian (Damnuut) got me a ticket. Never realised that Sir Martin is so short and a bit stooped with age, but you will find his mind is as sharp as a razor, especially in the way he answers any questions at the end.

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Guest Fluke

Thanks for the heads up Steve, will try and get to this, sounds good.

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Guest Tweedledum

If you can go do so, you will sit there realising you know a lot of the material, but the way he presents it is mesmerising & outstanding. He was fresh off a plane from LA an was as sharp as a pin!

Very personable and a good time of q&a at the one Pete & I went to, as well as meeting Baz & Ibbo there too (good EMS turnout)!! (hope this one has a free glass of red after it as well!!)

Cheers

(ha just noticed the wine reception.....)

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Steve

(ha just noticed the wine reception.....)

Well..... it would be rude not to..........

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BAZ

I attended thanks to Ibbo, who obtained the tickets.

I also liked his dry sense of humour, which you will appreciate.

A very personable speaker, with obvious passion about the subject.

You will enjoy it.

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Steve

In case anyone is planning to head along in a bit...:

Dear Steve

Here’s the map link which should help: http://www2.le.ac.uk/maps/campus-map?searchterm=maps

The lecture starts at 6:00 so I would suggest you turn up about 20 minutes beforehand. Ken Edwards 1 seats 250 people so I am not anticipating too much trouble with numbers. I’m anticipating somewhere in the region of 200. You are also cordially invited to attend the Wine Reception afterwards.

Kind regards,

Vicky

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catman161

Thanks Steve, was planning on coming along but have been off work sick for last couple of days. Dont want to spread my germs. Enjoy the lecture :)

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Steve

Ha Felix, same here re off sick - caught the Devon Lurgy. Always happens when you visit somewhere with different bugs.

I did go, (and managed not to sneeze or cough once), and it was a very interesting talk from the great man - a whizz through everything in 1 hour. As Damian suggested, there was nothing particularly new, but it was presented really well and I enjoyed it.

Didn't attend the wine reception. We are out of Winter now, I think, so don't need any anti-freeze!

I think I'd definitely try and get along to anything similar in the future - make up for my missed career as an astrophysicist....

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