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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

University of Edinburgh’s Christmas Lecture: Fire: A story of fascination, fear and familiarity

Please join us for the University of Edinburgh’s Christmas Lecture given by the winner of the Tam Dalyell Prize 2010 - Professor Jose Torero FREng FRSE

The lecture is entitled: Fire: A story of fascination, fear and familiarity

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM at George Square Lecture Theatre, EH8 9LK, Edinburgh.

Professor Jose Torero  winner of the 2010 Tam Dalyell science prize, will examine how fire can provide welcome warmth in everyday life but, on a bigger scale, the unpredictability of fire can be terrifying.

The BRE Trust/RAEng Professor of Fire Safety Engineering will be presented with his prize at the event in George Square Lecture Theatre at 6pm on 8 December.

Professor Torero has been head of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University since 2004, and is committed to addressing the public perception of science behind fire safety.

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