Over two weeks, students board at Imperial College and embark on a world-class programme of lectures, with access to research centres, laboratories and leading education institutions.
The 2012 event will explore the way in which earth sciences affect the human race and those leading the fields covered will be delivering lectures and seminars on key topics. Professor Sir Roy Anderson (Chair in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College) will open the event and lectures will be led by other first class speakers including Sir Colin Terry (KBE) and Professor Trevor Jones (CBE), Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), who will close the forum.
The lectures are punctuated with a programme that will afford students rare access to a series of facilities including: University of Cambridge Earth Sciences Department, University of Oxford Nuffield Clinical Neurosciences & NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, the National Physical Laboratory and many more. Students will also be granted visits to some key centres of industry including; Airbus, Rolls Royce, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Tilbury Power Station.
Michael Clark, Director of LIYSF commented: “LIYSF offers a unique opportunity for participants to share ideas with student peers from around the world, to learn about different international scientific approaches and share in each other’s cultures. One message that has been consistent over the last 50 years is that attending LIYSF has had a major impact on the careers of our past delegates and friendships made at these events have been maintained for life.”
For full details of this year’s programme visit: www.liysf.org.uk