STFC: The Futures Programme of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) are holding a joint workshop on cancer care research. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the cancer care community and the research community funded by STFC in areas where there is significant potential for STFC to contribute, & begin the formation of collaborative research partnerships.
The number of workshop participants will be limited to 100 and they aim at achieving a balance between the cancer community and the research community. If you have not done so already, please register your interest and contact Dr Sharmila Banerjee by 1 September 2011.
WSL: WorldSkills London 2011 – the world’s largest international skills Competition – comes to the UK this year for the first time in 22 years. Around 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the Competition, which takes place from 5 - 8 October 2011 at ExCeL London.
Visitors will be able to see 1,000 talented young people from across the globe battle it out to be the world’s best in 46 different skills competitions – ranging from mobile robotics, computer-aided design and engineering to landscape gardening.
In the lead up to the event, the WorldSkills London 2011 ‘Have a Go’ campaign aims to provide 1m opportunities for people across the to try a new skill. Have a Go is a fun, interactive way of getting people involved in skills, culminating in a 3-week skills festival from 19 September to 9 October 2011.