popular UK top ten selling author Terry Pratchett is going to be seeing a lot of the
University of Warwick in the next few weeks. Not only is he receiving an honorary degree
from the University in July, but on Friday 4 June he will make a special trip to the
University to launch a new book entitled The Science of Discworld written by him in
partnership with Professor Ian Stewart a University of Warwick mathematician, and Dr Jack
Cohen a Warwick biologist. Terry will launch the book at a special open air talk in the
University's Rootes Piazza at 12.30pm on Friday 4 June. This will be followed by a signing
session in the University's bookshop.
However, he will also use the open air event to launch MAC@W, a University of Warwick
based national centre to promote public awareness of mathematics in all its guises run by
Professor lan Stewart and Dr Jack Cohen.
Later that week Jack and lan will start MAC@W's work with a special series of fun
popular science lectures for school pupils, or interested adults, drawing from the Science
of Discworld book. The lectures will run on 9, 16, 23 and 30 June 1999.
For details on how to reserve a place on these lectures contact Hazel Graley,
Mathematics Research Centre, University of Warwick.