The University of Glasgow will host an international real estate conference from Tuesday to Friday of next week. Delegates will debate controversies in housing, regeneration, land markets and property management.
In this week's issue of Nature (30 May 2002) researchers from Glasgow, Amsterdam and Munich show how specially tailored ultrashort laser pulses can be used to control how light is used in photosynthesis.
A coin bearing the portrait of Cleopatra has returned to the University's Hunterian Museum after being on loan to the British Museum's major exhibition "Cleopatra of Egypt: from History to Myth", where it was a star item in both London and Chicago.
The Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), based at the University of Glasgow, is co-ordinating an international airborne environmental radioactivity survey exercise involving aircraft teams from ten European countries.
Nicholas Hammond, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, will
speak on "All the Devils: Port-Royal and Pedagogy in Seventeenth-
Century France", Friday, 17 May, 12 noon, in 7 University
Gardens, followed by lunch.
Gilmorehill G12 will be the venue for a creative writing weekend on 11 and 12 May. Edwin Morgan, Liz Lochhead and Philip Hosbaum will give readings on Saturday and Theatre Babel will stage Tom Leonard's adaptation of Chekov's 'Uncle Vanya' on Sunday.