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Time At U.K. Science Festival
Nearly 200 people packed the lecture hall on 17 March 2004 to hear three experts from the University of Cambridge discuss whether science could predict the future, the feasibility of time travel and what people know about their place in time. The panel discussion, "Reactions to Time," was sponsored by Science magazine as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
Chaired by Tim Radford, science editor at the Guardian newspaper, the panel consisted of Professor Peter Lipton, head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science; Professor Sir Martin Rees, The Astronomer Royal, Institute of Astronomy; and Dr Nicola Clayton, Department of Experimental Psychology. The discussion was geared to people 14 years of age and older, and included questions from the audience about time and how it affects their lives.
Organized by the University of Cambridge, the festival brings the wonders and achievements of science to the public, increases awareness of the importance of science in daily life and encourages young people to pursue scientific careers. It is a free event and designed for all ages, providing schools, families and children the opportunity to participate in talks, workshops and demonstrations hosted by people who study or work with science, engineering and technology. For more information, click here.