Sheffield Uni hosts 24 hour lecture in memory of Science LecturerBy Sj.Cliff
World-leading academics from the University of Sheffield are taking part in a 24-hour charity lecture tomorrow in tribute to a remarkable scientist who dedicated his life to inspiring others.
Inspirational lecturer Dr Tim Richardson
The 24-hour lecture marathon will begin at 5pm tomorrow and finishes at 5pm on Friday. The extensive programme covers a phenomenal range of fascinating subjects from the love life of insects and surviving Warsaw to miscarriages of justice, and the risky business of life.
The event is open to all and hosted by Inspiration for Life. The charity was launched by Dr Tim Richardson, of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, who sadly died in February last year, following his battle with terminal cancer.
The charity was launched last year and their previous 24 hour lecture raised more than £4,000.
Inspiration for Life supports the work of Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Rotherham Hospice and Impact Young Heroes, and remains a poignant legacy and tribute to Dr Richardson who wanted to give something back to encourage people to learn about the wonders of science and to help people of all ages affected by cancer.
Catherine Annabel, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Inspiration for Life, said: "Tim did his own 24 hour lecture marathon single-handed, in November 2011, in aid of Children in Need, and we’re paying tribute to that achievement, as well as to his tremendous legacy of inspiring teaching, for which generations of undergraduates are deeply grateful."
All lectures are open to the public and give people the unique opportunity to learn from internationally-renowned experts in science, engineering, medicine, social science and arts and humanities.
The 24-hour marathon will take place at the University of Sheffield’s Firth Court on Western Bank. Visitors are invited to watch one lecture for a minimum donation of £1 or buy an open ticket for £5 which entitles you to cram as many exciting lectures into the 24 hours as possible. Supporters can also indulge in a number of homemade treats to keep their energy up.
For more information about the 24-hour lecture marathon or to find out more about the life and work of Dr Richardson and Inspire for Life visit www.inspirationforlife.co.uk