Science Festival

The annual British Association Festival of Science is in York this week, and so is the Material World.

Quentin takes a whistle-stop tour around some of the many events and activities taking place in the city and around the university campus.

Karen Spencer from the University of Glasgow tells us what a babbling child has in common with an adolescent sparrow; York's David Howard shows us about the future of synthetic speech; Tim Wess from Cardiff describes how synchrotron radiation – very high quality electromagnetic rays – can be used in dating and preserving ancient parchment.

Quentin also meets ColourDome creator Peter Jones and Saxophonist Evan Parker.

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Thu 13 Sep 2007 16:30

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