Friday, 6 April 2012

Bigging up the May Fest

It is a sad fact that, whilst the Muslim community in the UK often recalls Muslim scientists from the distant past (such as Al-Buruni, Ibn-AlHaytham and Jabir Ibn Hayyan), it does not really engage with scientific discusssion today, except to denigrate or complain.

One way of address this issue and encourage a love of learning is to support, publicise and endorse events that happen at local universites and colleges. And perhaps the best example of such an event in the Nottingham area is the the May Fest event at the University of Nottingham.

This great annual event sees the University opening its doors to the whole community with a great day of exhibitions, interactive lectures and demonstrations. A great day out for the whole family, a wonderful educational experience, a gentle introduction to what goes on at Universities - It really doesn't get much better than this.

This years event is on Saturday 19th May from 11am to 5pm at the University Park Campus (next to QMC) (see here for website) and you can get a feel for last years event by reading this report.

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