[OxLUG Announce] Ig Nobel Prizes UK tour - Oxford, Thursday 11th March, 8pm

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.oxlug.org
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
  your questions.

  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
  and luxuriance.       

  Photos from last year:
    http://www.improb.com/ig/2003/2003-ig-UK/2003-UK-ig.html

  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.