MP to visit Oxford-based research centre
22 November 2002
Dr Evan Harris, Lib-Dem MP for Oxford west and Abingdon, will be visiting the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) on Friday 22 November.
Dr Harris will be spending time with scientist Dr Sharon Adamson, as part of a 'pairing' scheme organised by the Royal Society. He will be meeting some of the other scientists, taking a tour of the laboratory where he will have the opportunity to assist in experiments, and participating in a scientific seminar.
The aim of the visit is to help bring science and parliament closer together by examining how scientists and policymakers work, and what benefits can be gained from working together. Dr Adamson will later be visiting the Houses of Parliament to observe how Dr Harris conducts his parliamentary business.
NERC Press Office
Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1EU
Tel: 01793 411561
Mob: 07917 557215
1. Photo opportunity: There will be opportunities to interview / photograph Dr Adamson and Dr Harris between 3.30pm - 4.00pm on Friday 22 November. Please contact the NERC Press Office.
2. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology(CEH) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council. CEH Oxford is internationally renowned for its work in environmental microbiology and virology and has collaborative links with organisations around the world. The site is home to visiting scientists from countries such as the US, Russia and Japan. Locally, it has strong links with Oxford University departments.
Press release: 12/02
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