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Institute of Advanced Study

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Bill Bryson

'Seeing Further' - An Evening on the Magic of Science with Bill Bryson & Guests

19th October 2010, 18:00 to 19:30, The Gala Theatre, Bill Bryson and Guests

Presented by Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study in partnership with the Royal Society

Supported by Durham Book Festival

Durham University is proud to host an evening with international best-selling author Bill Bryson in conversation with four distinguished contributors to the book 'Seeing Further'. This event brings together Bill Bryson with the award winning biographer Richard Holmes OBE; science writer and broadcaster, Georgina Ferry; award winning science writer, Philip Ball ; and the President of the Royal Society, Lord Martin Rees.

Seeing Further  is a lavishly illustrated book that has been created in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society.  Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson with contributions from a host of scientists, historians and novelists, it tells the story of science from 1660 to the present day and looks ahead to what the next 50 years might bring.  

Guaranteed to be a highly enjoyable and stimulating evening, this event offers a wonderful opportunity for the public to engage with a distinguished panel of scientists and writers and ask questions about their contribution to the book and their ideas about science in the 21st Century. 

The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 19 October 2010 in the Gala Theatre and is supported by the Durham Book Festival.  Tickets go on sale on 20 August 2010 and will be available to buy from the Gala Box Office (£12/£8 concessions and £3 for students).  We expect tickets to go quickly so book early...

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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