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REF NO.: 218

SUBJECT: Noted science and technology author to deliver Angel lecture

DATE: Sept. 5

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Noted science historian and author James Burke will deliver the 2003 F. W. Angel Memorial Lecture at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. His lecture is titled Innovation and Change: Exploring the Key Role of Information in the Historical Process of Innovation and How This Will Change in the Future.

James Burke's books include Circles, The Knowledge Web, Connections, The Day the Universe Changed and The Pinball Effect. His most recent book is Twin Tracks: the Unexpected Origins of the Modern World. He has written a monthly column for Scientific American, and served as director, writer and host of the television series Connections. He speaks frequently on the subject of technology and social change to such audiences as NASA, MIT, IBM, Microsoft, the European Parliament and the World Affairs Council. He lives in London, England.

Named in honour of a distinguished Newfoundland engineer, the F. W. Angel Memorial Lecture was established in 1967 for the purpose of bringing an outstanding person to campus to stimulate thinking about engineering and its role in society among students, the academic community and the general public. Previous Angel lecturers include author and historian Pierre Berton, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, occupational health and safety activist James Ham, Canadian science journalist Bob McDonald and noted engineer and entrepreneur, Burt Rutan.

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