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27 October 2005 PR 05/101

Adam Hart-Davis presents ‘Visions of Science’

The well-known TV and radio presenter, Adam Hart-Davis will be at Loughborough University in November to present a guest lecture.

Entitled ‘Visions of Science’, the lecture will show how photography can make us think differently about science and also help scientists in their research.

When he is not presenting science programmes Adam Hart-Davis spends his time taking photographs of bouncing balls, burrowing beans, and bursting balloons. At the lecture he will use his own photographs to demonstrate how some scientific snapshots can be taken and how they can provide answers to scientific questions.

He will also use stunning images from the Novartis/Daily Telegraph Visions of Science photographic awards, to show how beauty can be found in even the most horrible subjects, such as dividing cancer cells and the mites that feed on the dead skin around your eyelashes.

The lecture on Wednesday, November 16, has been organised by the University’s Faculty of Science and is open to all staff, students and members of the public. It is being held on campus in the Wolfson building, room T003 and is suitable for people of all ages. The presentation starts at 6pm but those attending are asked to arrive no later then 5.50pm.

Admission is free but by ticket only. To request a ticket please contact Jackie Baseley by emailing j.a.baseley@lboro.ac.uk or calling 01509 228336.

After the lecture Adam Hart-Davis will be signing copies of his new book, entitled ‘Why does a ball bounce?’

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Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities. The National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students, and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough's income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded four Queen's Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; and for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development.

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