|29 May 2000|
Author Tudge To Speak
Acclaimed British science writer Colin Tudge will be at the Central Library on Thursday 1 June talking about his new book, The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control.
Beyond Dolly is presented as part of the Books and Beyond Festival which will run from Wednesday 31 May to Monday 5 June.
Published this month, The Second Creation examines the possibilities, good and bad, that have been opened up by the revolutionary new techniques used in creating Dolly the sheep.
Tudge, appearing under the auspices of the British Council, has published several books. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a Research Fellow for the Centre of Philosophy at the London School of Economics.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to host Colin Tudge," said Sasha Bowers, the librarys Promotions & Publications Co-ordinator. "Genetic engineering impacts on many areas of life Colins talk will give a fascinating insight into where this technology will lead and the ethical issues it raises."
Colin Tudge is also appearing in the Hurst Seager Room at the Arts Centre on Friday 2 June 7pm. He will discuss his book The Variety of Life: the Meaning of Biodiversity which examines the astronomical numbers of organisms living today, as well as those that are extinct.
Event details are available from all libraries and in the Books & Beyond programme.
Further information: Sasha Bowers, Promotions & Publications Co-ordinator, Canterbury Public Library, 941 7923