It's good to talk science

May 4, 2007

Two young academics from Glasgow University have won awards for science communication from the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

As a result, Karen Spencer and Rob Jenkins will present the 2007 BA Award Lectures in York as part of the BA Festival of Science, which runs September 9-15.

Dr Spencer of the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences will deliver the Charles Darwin Award Lecture on "How the study of birdsong can help us understand the origins of human speech". Dr Jenkins of the department of psychology will deliver the Joseph Lister Award Lecture on "Face recognition in a surveillance society".

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