A lecture on "Casting light on the curriculum" will be given by Adam Hart-Davis, presenter of the BBC's Dinosaur Island and Local Heroes, at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, September 25, 1.30pm. Organised by the Institution of Lighting Engineers, it is free to GCSE and A-level students studying engineering, science and technology-related subjects. Through experiments and demonstrations, Mr Hart-Davis will examine how lighting is made and its history. Book with Jess Barlow, tel: 01788 576492.
Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Jenny Uglow, honorary visiting professor at Warwick University, are among the speakers discussing famous scientists and their portraits in a series of lunchtime science lectures being run by The Royal Society every Tuesday in October at The National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London W1. Lecture titles are: The extraordinary Erasmus Darwin: friendship, science and the arts; Karl Popper: science and criticism; Charles Babbage and his world; B free Franklin: the Enlightenment in America; and Caroline Herschel: devoted astronomer. For free tickets tel: 020 7306 0055 or contact the RS public programme officer, tel: 020 7451 2576. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org