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Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) would like to invite you to the SURF Research as Art Exhibition 2011.
This event celebrates the diversity and beauty of research at Swansea University. A competition was held, inviting images from all over the University that are inspired by research or inspire research. Sixty entries were received from all areas of research, and a distinguished panel of judges selected a total of 13 winners. All entries will be displayed at the exhibition and prizes awarded by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Noel Thompson.
The exhibition will be open from 2:30pm on Friday 24th June in the Digital Technium Atrium (ground floor, left off reception), with the prize giving at 3:30pm. The exhibition is open to all. Drinks and nibbles will be available.
A high-profile judging panel was assembled for the competition, with a broad range of expertise:
– Prof. Dame Jean Thomas (Vice-President & Biological Secretary of the Royal Society)
– Catherine Draycott (Head of Wellcome Images)
– Dr. Rosie Plummer (Director of National Botanic Garden of Wales)
– Prof. Noel Thompson (Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Academic Development)
– Prof. Hilary Lappin-Scott (Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Strategic Development/Change Management)
– Dr. Richard Johnston (Awards Organiser, SURF Board Member, Lecturer in Engineering)
On behalf of SURF we hope to see you there … this promises to build on the success of last year’s event, aiming to stimulate conversations and meetings between diverse researchers across campus.
Visit the website for more information about SURF: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/continue reading
26 October 2011, The Barbican, London
With public sector purse strings being tightened it could be essential that private sector partnerships are developed further and the UK makes itself attractive to investment in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. It is not yet clear what impact public spending cuts and rising tuition fees will have on higher education and research outcomes but it remains a concern. Will research and development be seen as an easy area to target cutbacks in investment?
At our 4th Annual SciTech: Innovation UK conference, we will be discussing how a dynamic UK science and technology base can lead the world in meeting the global and societal challenges that we face. How can Britain develop new technologies, nurture creativity and encourage world-beating products? The conference will outline how UK science and research can strive for excellence and be at the frontier of research and economic growth.
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Editor, BBC Focus Science and Technology Magazine
Rt Hon David Willets MP (invited)
Minister of State for Universities and Science
Business Innovation Director, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Dr Malcolm Parry OBE
Chairman of The United Kingdom Science Park Association and MD of Surrey Research Park
Andrew Miller MP
Chair, Science and Technology Select Committee
Professor Steve Caddick
Vice-Provost (Enterprise), University College London
Further details of the programme can be found online
Places are limited to 250 and are awarded on a first come, first served basis
If you are unable to attend, please feel free to forward details of this event to a colleague.
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