Lord Winston to discuss the ‘dark side’ of science: Media Operational Note

Posted by er134 at Feb 06, 2017 11:35 AM |
This note includes photo/interview opportunities; parking and location info; link to press release

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 6 February 2017

Thursday 9 February at 5.10pm at Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD

  • Media interviews and photo opportunities available 5.10 – 5.45pm at Athena
  • The press office will allocate time and create a rota for pre-registered media to conduct one-to-one interviews with Lord Winston
  • Interviews with University representatives also available on request

Additional photo/ filming opportunities:

  • Lord Winston with Lord Grocott, University Chancellor and Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor

Media must register for press tickets and photo/ interview opportunities by 12noon on Wednesday 8 February 2017 by emailing: er134@le.ac.uk


Please report to the foyer of Athena where a representative of the press office or events team will escort you to the media opp area. Interviews can also be filmed on the balcony overlooking the stage.

Media must be on site by 5pm

Lord Winston will be delivering the University’s flagship Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture from 6-7pm, entitled ‘Misusing Science’. Tickets have sold out for the event but a limited number of press tickets are still available. Please indicate when registering your attendance whether you would like to stay for the lecture.

Press release with more information and quotes: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2017/january/professor-robert-winston-to-discuss-science2019s-2018dark-side2019-for-university-of-leicester

Photographs and video interview with Lord Winston to be made available after the event. Please email er134@le.ac.uk if you would like to receive this material. Please note: the lecture will not be recorded due to copyright reasons.

About Lord Winston

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. For over forty years he has pioneered techniques to improve fertility treatments and has produced over 300 scientific publications.


In addition to his medical and academic successes, Robert Winston has also presented many BBC television series, including Making Babies, Superhuman, The Secret Life of Twins, Child of Our Time, Human Instinct, The Human Mind, Frontiers of Medicine and the BAFTA award-winning The Human Body.

Location and parking

Athena is within five minutes walking distance of Leicester train Station. Sat-Nav users should enter LE1 1QD as the postcode. Map available at: http://athenacb.co.uk/contact/location.aspx

There is no allocated parking for this event. Information about parking in the city centre at: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/parking-in-leicester/where-to-park/



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