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Join us for Universities Week 2014 at the Natural History Museum

Warwick is involved in an action-packed evening on Wednesday 11 June at the Natural History Museum to explore how research impacts our everyday lives, as part of Universities Week 2014. All staff and students are warmly invited to attend.

Attendees can take part in engaging discussions and activities, led by some of the UK’s leading researchers and examine how university research and discoveries are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges. There is no need to RSVP – just turn up and join the discussion from 6-10pm.

Future of Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies

Warwick’s contribution to Universities Week is a research project from Professor Richard Aldrich and Dr Chris Moran, PAIS, about the Future of Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies. This is an opportunity to explore a hot topic in the news and understand the implications for our everyday lives. The project includes interaction with artifacts from the real and fictional world of intelligence, borrowed from the International Spy Museum in DC, as well as video and audio recordings with real spies, including Tony Mendez of ‘Argo’ fame. And an opportunity to explore important societal questions with two leading and well-published experts on British and American intelligence.

It will be one of 3 projects featured at the Natural History Museum (Darwin Centre) on the evening of Wednesday 11 June (6-10pm), during a Researchers’ Café – a drop-in café environment where visitors will be encouraged to have a drink and join university researchers to discuss some of the burning social issues of our time.

This event is part of a week of activity from 9–13 June at the Natural History Museum, and throughout the country from 9–15 June. Find out more information about Universities Week 2014 online.

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