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Science/Astronomy Talks in East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow]

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For those in the vicinity of East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow]

From EK News 11th Oct 2006

TOMMOROW'S WORLD WILL ARRIVE IN TOWN TODAY!

An exciting and inovative programme of science talks will take place over the next six months in East Kilbride.
The science programme is the result of a partnership between South Lanarkshire Council's Community Learning Service, Glasgow University and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire.
Dr. Ravi Singhal will be delivering the talks, each one lasting for 50 minutes.
All the talks have been specifically designed to improve awareness of the place sciences occupy within local communities and to highlight the role science plays in everyday life.
No previous knowledge of science is required and everyone is welcome to come along and attend the talks.
A spokesperson for the organisers said all the talks are most suitable for secondary pupils and adults of any age.
Chair of south Lanarkshire COuncil's education resources committee, Councillor Mary Smith, said:
"The talks will be entertaining as well as being informative and thought-provoking for all attending. We are hoping to attract as many people as possible to the talks and guarantee there will be something for everyone, from the beginner to the expert.
We are delighted Dr Singhal has agreed to share his expertise with the local community withing South Lanarkshire area."
Dr. Singhal has taught Physics and Astronomy in Glasgow University since 1970. He has lived in East Kilbride since coming to Scotland and feels particularly keen to contribute something to the local community.
All talks will be on Saturday mornings and start at 11am.
The first will be on October 28 and the venue is the James Watt Lecture Room in East Kilbride Technology Park.
Programme for Talks:
Talks 1 to 7 - Exploring the Cosmos (2006), October 28th till December 9.
Talks 8 to 12 - The Sub-Atomic World (2007), to be arranged.
Talks 13 to 15 - Lasers - from CDs to StarWars (2007), to be arranged.
Attendance at the talks is free but an expression of interest is required.
This may be done by contacing South Lanarkshire Community Learning Service on 0141 584 2531 or by email on ektalks@yahoo.co.uk
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As a native of Coatbridge, I feel that the opportunity of attending talks on cosmology and particle physics in East Kilbride should be grabbed with both hands. It's not that far from Glasgow and Edinburgh, of course, where such things might be expected, but bringing it to "the locals" is to be applauded. I hope it's well attended (much expression of interest). Well done Dr. Singhal. Let us know how it goes, Paul.

(No disrespect to East Kilbride implied...which would be difficult when you come from Coatbridge :D )
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Just a reminder and a reiteration that these talks are FREE! They begin next Saturday (28th)

Attendance at the talks is free but an expression of interest is required.
This may be done by contacing South Lanarkshire Community Learning Service on 0141 584 2531 or by email on ektalks@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers

Paul
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