Published in October 2016 issue of Prospect Magazine
Norwich Science Festival
Various sites in Norwich, 18th to 30th October
At the first ever science festival in Norwich, Robert Winston discusses the new advances in gene technology and the ethical questions they raise. Oceanographer Helen Czerski explores how the seas have affected human civilisation. And Ed Yong, whose new book I Contain Multitudes is getting rave reviews, explains how microbes shape our world—and our bodies. Plus, look out for a replica of the Large Hadron Collider.
Clifford Patterson Lecture 2016
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, 26th October
Awarded biennially for any aspect of engineering, the Clifford Patterson Medal this year goes to Russell Cowburn for his work on nano-magnetics. In this lecture, Cowburn will discuss how new discoveries in this field will affect biomedical technologies, detecting counterfeit documents and smuggled goods.