[OxLUG Announce] Ig Nobel Prizes UK tour - Oxford, Thursday 11th March, 8pm
Alasdair G Kergon
Tue Mar 9 17:09:01 2004
Ever wondered why.....
the brains of London taxi drivers are more highly developed than
those of fellow citizens?
If so the Ig Nobel Prizes National Science Week tour could answer
From March 11th-22nd Marc Abrahams (founder of the Annals of
Improbable Research) will be touring the UK and Ireland. The show
features Ig Nobel winners, a limerick competition and nominees to the
Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for scientists.
The tour will be stopping in Oxford on Thursday 11th March (8th Week)
8pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre (Physics Clarendon Lab, on
Parks Rd opposite the end of Keble Rd).
To contribute to the costs of putting on the event, there will be a
small charge on the door:
GBP 2.50 for Oxford University students and staff (show University Card)
GBP 5.00 for others (concessions GBP 4.00).
Limerick Competition: http://www.thes.co.uk/story.aspx?story_id=2010541
Compose a limerick on one of the following topics:
Prince Charles and science
President Bush and global warming
Me and my Petri dish
Nominate your long-haired lecturer to the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club
for Scientists: http://www.thes.co.uk/story.aspx?story_id=2010543
Entrants will be judged on glossiness, condition, length, style, flow
Photos from last year:
To find out more see www.the-ba.net/nsw or www.improbable.com
Tour organised by the British Association and supported by The Times
Higher Education Supplement.