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11 March 2010 | PR 10/47
Lots to see and do at Loughborough University’s 2010 National Science and Engineering Week
An opportunity to learn how science and engineering helped to shape the 2010 FIFA World Cup football is on offer at Loughborough University next week.
As part of the University’s annual National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW), Dr Andy Harland from the Sports Technology Institute will be giving a unique insight into his work with adidas on the development of the Jabulani™ football.
His lecture is taking place on Monday 15 March at 6.30pm. It is free of charge and open to members of the community (suitable for people aged 12 years and upwards), staff and students. To book tickets contact Karen Roxborough by calling 01509 222186.
On Tuesday 16 March at 6pm the annual Sir Nevill Mott lecture will be taking place, hosted by the Department of Physics. This year the guest speaker is Professor Brian Josephson, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physics and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He will present an alternative perspective to the general assumption among physicists that nature is governed by fundamental laws of a mathematical character, focussing instead on the view that nature is fundamentally alive rather than mechanical or mathematical.
This free public lecture is open to all. For more information please contact Victoria Webster by calling 01509 223301.
A number of other events for schools are taking place across campus from the 15 to the 21 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week. The week aims to celebrate science and engineering and their importance to our lives, giving people the chance to participate in science and engineering activities and experiments, and to engage in related discussions in their local area.
For full details on all the campus events please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/nsew/ or contact Jackie Baseley, National Science and Engineering Week Coordinator for Loughborough University, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notes for editors:
1. Media wishing to photograph/film NSEW sessions should contact Judy Wing in the University’s Public Relations Office.
2. National Science Week is coordinated by the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) and is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry and sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council.
3. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines
It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.
It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.