The Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture
Thursday 10 March 2011, 7.30pm
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, SW7 2AR
Professor Brian Cox OBE
Since 2003, Save the Rhino has held an annual Douglas Adams
Memorial Lecture around the time of his birthday to raise money for
rhino conservation projects, as well as tackling environmental crime and the trade in wildlife parts. The lectures are in aid of both Save the
Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency, two
charities supported by Douglas Adams. Douglas developed his deep-seated
interest in wildlife conservation during a 1985 visit to Madagascar,
which eventually resulted in a book (Last Chance to See) about the
plight of species facing extinction. Douglas Adams died unexpectedly in
2001 at the age of 49. These Memorial Lectures continue to explore the
themes in which Douglas was so interested.
On Thursday 10 March, Professor Brian Cox will give the Ninth
Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture at The Royal Geographical Society.
Professor Brian Cox began his career
not as a physicist but as a rock star, most notably as part of the band D’Ream, whose song ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ was
famously used by Tony Blair as the Labour Party election song in
1997. During the D’Ream years, Brian obtained a first class honours
degree in physics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in High
Energy Particle Physics at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg.
In 2010, Brian
OBE for his services to Science. Brian was granted a Royal
Society University Research Fellowship
in 2005 and in 2009 became Professor of Particle Physics at the
University of Manchester. He works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva,
Switzerland on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
Brian also writes for various publications
including New Statesman, The Telegraph, Sun and Times. His book ‘Why
Does E=mc2?’ (Da Capo USA and Perseus UK) was published in 2009. Brian’s ability to present science in an
engaging manner makes him a popular television presenter & radio
broadcaster. His credits include the recent series, Wonders of the Solar System
Tickets cost £15 and are now on sale. There are three ways to purchase tickets:
- Download a booking form
- Call Save the Rhino on 0207357474
Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of speaker cancellation.
(Please note, we will be sending tickets out mid February for this event)
Join us for Dinner at Ognisko Restaurant after the event. The cost is £36 for dinner and wine.
- Download a dinner booking form
- Call Save the Rhino on 02073577474
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