Thursday 13 November 2014
1830 - 2130 GMT | The English-Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, W1J 5ED, London, UK
London + LIVE ONLINE
The English Language Council lecture on science and the English language
A partnership between the British Council and the English-Speaking Union
The British Council and the English-Speaking Union invite you to the fourth English Language Council lecture, which will focus on the language of science and how to make science more publicly accessible. The evening will begin with a lecture from Dr Roberto Trotta, a theoretical cosmologist in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, who has written a book, The Edge of the Sky, on the universe, using only the most common thousand words in the English language.
This will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Quentin Cooper, science journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Material World. The panel will consist of the following experts:
Aarathi Prasad - Television and radio writer and presenter with a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College
George Zarkadakis - Science writer, playwright and novelist with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence
18.30 - 19.00 Welcome reception
19.00 - 19.15 Live stream begins - Welcome and introduction
19.15 - 19.40 Lecture with Dr Roberto Trotta
19.40 - 20.45 Panel discussion chaired by Quentin Cooper with Aarathi Prasad and George Zarkadakis
20.45 - 21.30 Networking reception in London
Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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