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Conference on science and heritage

From: Craig Kennedy <craig.kennedy<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Science and Heritage: Bringing the Past to Life"
King's Quad
Lecture Theatre 7
King's College
University of Aberdeen
Wednesday 5 September 2012

This conference is part of the British Science Festival.


    0900            Registration with tea and coffee.
    0930            Introduction. Ewan Hyslop, Historic Scotland.

    Session 1
    Using Science to Understand the Past
    Chair: Paul Adderley, University of Stirling

        0945        "By the skin of its teeth, why calculus research
                    may save archaeology"
                    Matthew Collins, University of York.

        1020        "Gazing in to the past through the curious
                    crystalline eyes of the trilobites"
                    Martin Lee, University of Glasgow.

        1055        coffee

    Session 2
    The Science of Historic Structures
    Chair: Craig Kennedy, Historic Scotland

        1130        "...and add a pinch of salt: understanding the
                    decay of stone built heritage"
                    Stephen McCabe, Queens University Belfast.

        1205        "How dry is dry? Saving a ship out of water:
                    Brunel's ss Great Britain."
                    David Watkinson, Cardiff University

        1240        lunch

    Session 3
    Science and the Museum
    Chair: Caroline Checkley-Scott, John Rylands Library

        1400        "Zapping the collections: X-ray based techniques
                    in museum science"
                    Susanna Kirk

        1435        "The hidden art of display"
                    David Thickett, English Heritage

        1510        "Plastic Smells"
                    Matija Strlic, UCL

Following this event will be a presentation on the Scottish Ten

Tickets cost UKP10 full price, UKP7 for students. Lunch is included
in the price.

Tickets can be booked at


Dr. Craig Kennedy
Senior Conservation Scientist
Historic Scotland
Alba Aosmhor
7 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 9EB
+44 131 314 0753

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