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      For those of you in Cambridge (UK): Cambridge Science Festival 2010 is on.

      Photography exhibition from the Department of Engineering

      An exhibition of astounding photographs by staff and students
      from the Department of Engineering reveals the hidden beauty
      in their work.

      Michaelhouse Cafe
      Trinity Street
      St. Michael's Church
      CB2 1SU

      Drop in
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      From short cracks to glass ceilings, or an engineer in wonderland

      The Women in Science Engineering and Technology Initiate (WiSETI) annual lecture presents Professor Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, talking about her life in science. This event is for anyone with an interest in science, especially women.


      9 March 17:00 - 18:00

      The Auditorium
      Robinson College
      Grange Road
      CB3 9AN

      Ages:All ages

      Email: wiseti_events@admin.cam.ac.uk

      Tel: 01223 764091

      About Julia King:

      After sixteen years as an academic researcher and university lecturer at Cambridge and Nottingham universities, Julia King joined Rolls-Royce plc in 1994. At Rolls-Royce she held a number of senior executive appointments, including Director of Advanced Engineering for the Industrial Power Group, Managing Director of the Fan Systems Business, and Engineering Director for the Marine Business. In 2002 Julia became Chief Executive of the Institute of Physics, and in 2004 she returned to academia as Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial College, London. In December 2006 she became Vice-Chancellor of Aston University.

      Julia has published over 160 papers on fatigue and fracture in structural materials and developments in aerospace and marine propulsion technology. Her research has been recognised through the award of the Grunfeld, Bengough and Kelvin medals. In 1997 she was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was made a CBE for ‘Services to Materials Engineering’ in July 1999. She is a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths’ Company, an Honorary Graduate of Queen Mary, London, and an Honorary Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, and of Cardiff University.

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