News release: Greeks, Galileo and Gravity

Media and Promotion Office (2002) News release: Greeks, Galileo and Gravity. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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TV presenter Johnny Ball will be bringing us his own brand of popular science when he delivers the Institute of Electrical Engineers Schools Lecture at the University of Central Lancashire. The lecture, hosted by the Lancashire and Cumbria Branch of the lEE, takes as its theme science and engineering across the ages- from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Using his own inimitable style, Johnny will explore the history of mechanics and motion, interspersing his talk with interactive demonstrations to show specific engineering principles.

Johnny Ball is well known as a popularizer of science and mathematics. His recent TV credits include the BBC' s "Think of a Number" and 'Think Again" and he is also known for his support of science and engineering education, which includes school visits and talks.

A selection of lucky school children from all across Lancashire have been invited to take part in this memorable event, which takes place in the University's Harrington Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 21st May.

17 May 2002

Note to Editors: The lecture will start at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 21st May, finishing at approximately 4.00 pm. Photographers are invited to come along to the Harrington Lecture Theatre at 4.00 pm. Please contact Pamela Culley in the University Media Office, tel 01772 892486, for further information.
Preston area schools include: Penwortham Girls' High School and Southlands High School, Chorley

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