"Bay Area Science Festival"
Tuesday the 28th of October, 2014, at Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
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"Cambridge Science Festival"
Show starts at 7pm MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, April 24th, 2012
John Durant
Director of the Cambridge Science Festival
John Durant trained in natural sciences (MA) and the history of science (PhD) at the University of Cambridge in the UK.He was Assistant Director of the Science Museum, London, between 1989 and 2000, where he oversaw the development of the Wellcome Wing. From 2000-2005 he was Chief Executive of At-Bristol, a new science and natural history museum in the west of England. In 2005, he was appointed as Director of the MIT Museum and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program at MIT. Here, he has led the development of the MIT Museum as a place for the wider community to engage with the Institute's research and innovation, past and present. Also in 2007, John led the creation of the Cambridge Science Festival, the first citywide festival of science and technology in the US. In 2008, he was a founder Fellow of the Noyce Foundation Science Center Leadership Initiative; he researches and writes about key issues in public engagement with science and science museums; and he presents regularly at national and international conferences in these fields.
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