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Dr Brian Cox
Brian Cox
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Proceeds from the event are split between EIA and SRI

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 received an 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 (BBC2, 2010).

Tickets cost £15 and are now on sale.  There are three ways to purchase tickets:

- Online
- 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

If you have any further questions please e-mail

Credit: Vincent Connare

Credit: Vincent Connare