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Westminster's first ever science festival

7 March 2013

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the University of Westminster, the first ever Science Festival is taking place from 14 to 16 March 2013 at Cavendish Campus. Staff, students and members of the public are all invited to attend.

The festival is being organized by the Cavendish School Student Association (SSA) in cooperation with the Life Sciences, Nutrition, Cognitive and ECS societies. 

Sessions for students will include:

  • symposiums around the University's current research
  • talks from PhD, MSc and final year BSc project students
  • an all-day Careers Clinic (bring your CV) and Presentation Clinic for budding Sci-commers on Friday the 15 March.

Eat, Fast and Live Longer

Please note changes to the programme on Saturday:

On behalf of the Cavendish SSA, UWSU, Dr Michael Mosley and his team, we regret to announce that the Saturday programme of the Westminster Science Festival has had to be cancelled in its entirety.

Due to events beyond control, Dr Mosley has had to withdraw from the appearance, offering his most sincere apologies, as he had very much hoped to be here. We are in talks to reschedule another event with Dr Mosley for 2013 - 2014, at which time he will have even more exciting news about the research behind fasting, mindfulness and Alzheimer's disease.

We're aware that there has been much anticipation and preparation, and though it's no substitute for the Saturday events planned, please accept our deepest apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment.

We hope that the students of the University of Westminster will enjoy the Fair on Friday 15th March and we'll still be opening our doors to the general public on Thursday 14th March for a dazzling night of science based entertainment, comedy and music at Stand Up... FOR SCIENCE! in the Pavilion at Cavendish from 18:30.

Thank you for your understanding and patience,

Nicole Slavin, Chairman, SSA Cavendish

Miriam Hanna, Vice President of Cavendish UWSU

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