Saturday, June 06, 2009

24th June - Science Museum

On 24th June the Science Museum holds its monthly 'late-night' opening, this time celebrating its centenary. Further details are promised soon here.

Daniel has kindly offered to put members of the Reading Group on his guest list, so we can avoid the queues! We'd be meeting at 7pm at the Group Entrance on Imperial College Road.

Can you please let me know (mjk32) if you'd like to come along, so we can make sure your name's on the guest list? I can also put those likely to travel together from Cambridge in touch, too.

Next term

It's time to start thinking about what we'd like to read this autumn - do get in touch (mjk32) with any ideas you might have...

Between the Lines

Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Tuesday 9 June, 7 pm

In the latest in our occasional series of lectures by authors of successful books in the history of science, Rebecca Abrams will talk about her novel, 'Touching Distance', the story of Dr Alexander Gordon and the epidemic of childbed fever that struck Aberdeen between 1789 and1792.

'Fascinating - a history lesson incorporating passion, mystery, skulduggery and a moving love story ... Excellent', The Times

Winner of the 2009 MJA Open Book Awards for fiction. Admission free.

BSLS Grants

Applications are invited for British Society for Literature and Science small grants of up to £150 toadvance and/or promote the study of literature and science. Examples of things for which the awards might be used are conferences, panels on literature and science, expenses for visiting speakers, seminar series and debates, although they might also exceptionally be used for other purposes like trips to consult specialist archives. Applicants should be members of BSLS and should apply by making a case, in up to 300 words, for how the award will contribute to the development of literature and science; a brief costing should be appended to the end of the application. The application should be e-mailed, as a Word attachment, to the BSLS Treasurer( by 1 July 2009 (applications after this deadline will be accepted until Monday 17 August and will be considered if there are funds remaining). Applications will be considered by the BSLS Executive Committee and a total of up to £300 will be awarded. Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decision in July/August 2009 and the awards will be distributed during August/September; no correspondence will be entered into about the decisions of the Committee. International members of BSLS are welcome to apply for the awards, but should note that they will be distributed in the form of bank cheques made out in pounds sterling. Serving members of the BSLS Executive Committee are not eligible to apply for the awards.