Top scientist gives Wolverhampton lecture

Lord Winston, known as a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter delivered a lecture to an audience of Black Country school pupils and teachers as well as University students and staff yesterday.

The theme was “Why Bother with Science?” and examined how people had used science for good and bad, why it was important to work within a moral framework.

This was followed by a question and answer session and a reception with University staff.

Following the event he was interviewed by University of Wolverhampton MA Broadcast Journalism student Lucy Olafsson alongside graduates Dan Anderson and Phil Noakes, who filmed and edited the piece.

 Interview with Lord Winston

Lord Winston’s visit was organised as part of the University’s ‘21 and Proud’ series of celebrations, marking 21 years since the institution received University status.

The University has also staged celebrations at three of its campuses had three sculptures commissioned from students from the University’s School of Art and Design, staged a Business Achievement Awards and hosted an networking conference in Sri Lanka for international education partners.

A new book has also been published, Opening Doors in the Heartlands: A History of the University of Wolverhampton, which tells the story of the University from its early roots as the Wolverhampton Mechanic’s Institute in 1827, through to the formation of the polytechnic to 21 years of University status.

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For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003

Date Issued: Tuesday 16 July 2013.

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