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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Public lecture - Scientific Creativity and The Rise of the Entreprenerds,Nov 20th, St. Mary's University College, London, UK


St Marys University College, Philosophy Department
Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture

Scientific Creativity and The Rise of the Entreprenerds
 
Dr Michaela Kendall
 
Co-Founder Adelan and Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Southampton
 
Wednesday 20th November 2013
 5.15pm - 6.45pm, followed by a drinks reception
 Senior Common Room, St Marys University College, Twickenham
 

Abstract: 

The term scientific creativity is sometimes seen as contradictory. Science is believed to be 
based on rigour, detail and careful method, whilst creativity is seen as organic, more spontaneous, 
more beautiful. Of course, this is only part of the story and belies the creativity used in 
scientific practice. Having worked internationally in science for over 20 years, Dr Kendall has 
a unique view. She believes that acknowledging and harnessing scientific creativity is crucial 
in solving pressing environmental problems today. In particular, she is interested in the role 
science in creating new technology, lifestyles and wealth, and cites entreprenerds as one example 
of the power of scientific training to create change.
 

About the Speaker:

Dr Michaela Kendall was Assistant Professor at New York University at the age of 30, and has held 
Faculty-level positions in America, Asia and Europe. After years of studying air pollution and 
other environmental problems, she now develops potential solutions. Her goal is to reduce 
atmospheric emissions from combustion by bringing fuel cell technology to the market. She 
continues to supervise PhD level programmes in nanoscience, air quality and solid oxide fuel 
cells, and holds a position in the School of Medicine at Southampton University. She is 
co-organizing a Royal Society meeting on bio-nano interactions in April 2014.
 

Registration

All lectures are free and open to the public without registration. Lectures start at 5:15 and 
last for 50 minutes, with 40 minutes for questions. This is then followed by a wine reception.
  
Venue

Senior Common Room, St Marys University College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, 
TW1 4SX, UK.
 
Directions to the university: http://www.smuc.ac.uk/contact/directions.htm 

For further information, please contact Dr Stephen Rainey Stephen.rainey@smuc.ac.uk