Celebrating 10th anniversary of Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

Posted by ap507 at Aug 26, 2014 12:40 PM |
Leading science personality Dr Kevin Fong to speak about his journey to becoming a top interdisciplinary scientist during lecture on Friday 5 September

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science doctor and scientist Kevin Fong (pictured) will deliver a free public lecture at 6.00pm on Friday 5 September at New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk in Leicester entitled, ‘Crossing Frontiers: The Personal Journey of an Interdisciplinary Scientist'.

During the lecture he will describe his journey to becoming a leading interdisciplinary scientist with a special interest in human space exploration and extreme environment physiology. Kevin has written and presented highly acclaimed radio and television programmes including ‘Extreme A&E’ on Channel 4, BBC2’s ‘To Boldly Go’, and a variety of BBC Radio 4 documentaries and has degrees in Medicine, Astrophysics and in Astronautics and Space Engineering - and is trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science was set up in 2005 to develop new approaches to the teaching of undergraduate university science through real world problems, such as climate change, which do not fit into a single scientific discipline and require research across subject specialisms.