Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Festival time

I feel honoured and delighted to have been asked to contribute to two of the Edinburgh Festivals this year. The programme for the International Science Festival was published today, and features (amongst many others) Marcus du Sautoy, Marcus Chown, Kirsty Wark, Colin Blakemore, Steve Jones and Heinz Wolff. Richard Jones (who blogs here) and I have been scheduled in the Cutting Edge subgroup of the Big Ideas event. The Festival runs from April 2-15, and it promises to be a lot of fun (as well as informative, of course!)

I'll also be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival which takes place between August 11-27. Last year's event (featuring three Nobel Laureates) attracted over 220,000 visitors, and it's now the "world's largest celebration of the written word". The programme for this event will be published on June 14.

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