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2002 Edinburgh International Science Festival
ABRG has commissioned a major interactive exhibition 'Science Seekers - solutions for Scotland' to show how Scottish science can improve the health of people, animals, plants and the environment. The exhibition is aimed at children and their families, and will be a fun, hands on experience. The Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development will launch Science Seekers on 5 April 2002 at RBGE's Exhibition Hall. It will remain on display (free of charge) at RBGE until 6 June, and it is then planned to tour the Scottish Science Centres. A web site has been developed to complement the exhibition and provide further information on SERRAD-funded agricultural and biological research - www.scienceseekers.ac.uk
The RRI exhibit ' Why do we get fat?' has been invited to participate in the 2002 Edinburgh International Science Festival under the auspices of the Institute of Biology.
1st SABRI Lecture - 'Epidemics of infectious diseases in livestock: the interface between scientific research and policy formulation'
The Macaulay Institute will host the 1st SABRI lecture on 26 April 2002. Professor Roy Anderson FRS from Imperial College London will give the first in this prestigious new series of lectures. This event is being co-organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Further information is available from Dr Sue Bird, Macaulay Institute.
26th T B Macaulay Lecture
The 26th T B Macaulay lecture will be given on 23 May 2002 by Professor Tim O'Riordan from the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia. Professor O'Riordan will be discussing sustainability following devolution and how the relevant government agencies are responding to the challenge. For further contact Dr Sue Bird, Macaulay Institute.
An international conference organised by RBGE, reflecting its intimate historical relationship with rhododendrons will be held from 17-19 May 2002. Keynote speakers include former RBGE Deputy Regius Keeper James Cullen, Jim Gardiner from RHS Wisley and all the way from New Zealand, Graham Smith on the glorious garden at Pukeiti. This conference is of special interest to those with a passion for rhododendrons and covers both scientific and horticultural elements. For further information and a copy of the provisional programme please contact Dr George Argent on 0131 248 2929 or email email@example.com .
13th International Silage Conference
SAC will host the 13th International Silage Conference at its Ayr Campus, 11 - 13 September 2002. The conference will look at the science of silage production and its impact on the environment, on animal and plant health, animal production and the quality of meat and milk. For further details, telephone: +44 (0)1292 525071 or see the web site: http://www.sac.ac.uk/ISC2002 .
Launch of Framework 6
The European Commission has announced that the conference to launch Framework 6 will take place from 11 to 13 November 2002 in Brussels. The conference will comprise of host plenary sessions addressing all the main thematic priorities of the Framework programme and crosscutting issues in European research. Sessions will also be held to provide guidance on participation in Framework 6.
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