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HANFORD STEM FESTIVAL

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To kick start Hanford School's year of STEM they will be hosting a series of talks themed around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. A limited number of tickets are available to members of the public at a small charge to cover costs and each ticket includes a glass of wine on arrvial.

Friday 6th of September - The Origin of Numbers by Alex Bellos - a mathematician, puzzle setter and author of popular science books - Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? These are all top ten bestsellers in the UK and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has also written a children's book series using football to explain everything from maths to zoology and from English to fashion. Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and the Amazing Quiz Book are out now. He will talk about the ‘The Origin of Numbers’.

Monday 9th of September - A Tourist’s Guide to Dorset, Mars by Jonathan Tan - an Imperial College PhD student working on the St Oswald’s Bay Project near Lulworth will give a fascinating talk on their findings called ‘A Tourist’s Guide to Dorset, Mars’. Jonathan is part of the team of researchers from Imperial College London working on the coast between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door called St Oswald’s Bay. Jonathan will explain how this environment mimics what it might have been like on the Red Planet billions of years ago.

Tuesday 10th of September - The Secret Life of Flies by Dr Erica McAlister - a British scientist and museum curator. She is an expert in insects and is Senior Curator of Diptera, in the Department of Entomology, at the Natural History Museum in London. She has presented a fascinating Radio 4 series on Insects (Who's the Pest) and also presents talks to Natural History Societies, Cafe Scientific, Pub Science and has presented a Summer Lecture for the Royal Society. Her talk will be 'The Secret Life of Flies' based on her popular science book of the same title.

Wednesda 11th September - A Life In Science by Ann Fullick - a science author who has written about 200 books, widely used both in the UK and around the world. They include textbooks for Key Stage 3, GCSE Biology, IGCSE, A level Biology and for biology qualifications in countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and across the Caribbean. Ann has also written on topics ranging from infertility treatments and organ transplants to a biography of Marie Curie.

Saturday 28th September - History of the Toilet by Adam Hart-Davis - a freelance writer and lecturer – former presenter on television of Local Heroes, Tomorrow’s World, What the Romans (and others) Did for Us, How London Was Built, and many other series. He has collected various awards for both television and radio, as well as four medals and 14 honorary doctorates. His talk promises to be highly entertaining for all ages.

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