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NE:  With London 2012 fast approaching, The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is teaming up with Natural England to run a series of cook-athons during the Olympic Torch Relay that will help celebrate the best of the country’s locally grown and sustainable produce.

The ‘Great British Food for Great British Athletes’ initiative will see members of Young Farmers' Clubs showcasing local British produce at cookery demonstrations & events during the Olympic Torch Relay.  All the demonstrations will use locally sourced produce, reflecting the importance of sustainable food and promoting the role that British farmers are playing in growing sustainable, local food.

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STFC:  Talking Science is a series of popular science lectures that take place around Science and Technology Facilities Council’s sites across the country.  They offer a chance to hear about & discuss some of the hottest areas of science with some of the leading experts.  You don't need to be an expert or even a scientist to come, they're aimed at everyone.

The first event - 'How alien invaders can change governments: The dangers of fast neutrons to advanced electronics' – takes place on Thursday 24th May 2012 - 6.00pm (For booking information & details of future events see press release).  Attendance is FREE but places must be booked in advance.

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STFC:  Muon, neutron & light source facility users and researchers are cordially invited to the FREE STFC Public Engagement Symposium.  The event takes place on 29 May 2012 and the day's programme includes a series of short, interactive workshops such as:

* Writing science for a public audience - what works and who to work with

* Public speaking: How to speak with confidence & impact

* Top tips and practical ways to use new & social media

* Talking to a public adult audience

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DCMS:  The full programme for this summer’s London 2012 Festival has been announced.  More than 25,000 artists from all 204 competing Olympic nations will feature in performances & events between 21 June & 9 September 2012.  The full brochure for the festival will be distributed around the and is available to download from the London 2012 Festival website.

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VSO:  VSO are holding an event on 29 May 2012 to recruit future volunteers. 
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