Two University of Leeds academics to speak at the Café Scientifique

Kersten Hall and Tim Wright are each to speak at Leeds Café Scientifique events in May.

On Sunday 15 May at 11.30am, Dr Kersten Hall, a Visiting Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science will give a lecture at the Leeds City Museum on the pioneering work of the Leeds scientist W.T. Astbury, who was honoured with a Civic Trust blue plaque last November. The lecture, "Massive Molecules and Monkey Nuts: How a Leeds Scientist Started the Race for DNA" will explore the life and work of Astbury, a physicist who, through his work at Leeds, helped to lay the foundations for the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.

On Monday 16 May at 8pm, Dr Tim Wright, a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment, will speak in the Suburban Style Bar, Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton. In a talk entitled "Whose fault is it anyway? - If we can't predict earthquakes, what's the point of earthquake scientists?", Tim will defend his existence, drawing on his experiences working on earthquakes in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and elsewhere, to convince the audience that earthquake science can, and does, save lives.

Both events are free and open to anyone.

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