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Foresight - The week ahead


Saturday 12 June Industrial Revelations Water powered factory production is the theme.

Discovery Channel, 6.30pm Monday Public Lecture From Entente to Alliance: The Anglo-French Relationship 100 Years On Why not pop along and hear professor of history at All Souls College, Oxford, Hew Strachan assess a century of entente cordiale between Britain and France. The lecture is open to all and free but you do need a ticket.

Tetley Bitter and croissants, perhaps. What do call a Frenchman who wears sandals?

Felippe Feloppe. I do beg your pardon, this is not the time for frivolous nonsense.

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 5.30pm. Apply for tickets online at: www. royalsoced. org. uk, tel:

0131 240 5000 Tuesday High Adventure Scientists set out to climb Vinson Massif, the highest point in Antarctica, to determine if the region is getting bigger or smaller.

Channel 5, 7.30pm Seven Wonders of the Industrial World It's the Brooklyn Bridge UKTV Documentary channel, 9pm Wednesday The Money Programme: Coke's Water Bomb The story of Dasani, the bottled water from Coca-Cola that turned out to be tap water from Sidcup.

BBC2, 7.30pm Thursday Material World This week it's tissue engineering and the work of Professor Tony Ryan who is creating artificial skin from biodegradeable polymers.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Landscape Mysteries - The Riddle of the Yorkshire Tracks Professor Aubrey Manning investigates strange grooves in the rocks on the north Yorkshire coast.

BBC2, 7.30pm Book The Architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension Through photographs, line drawings, computer generated images and sketches, civil engineer David Bennett's book explains the design ideas that helped create the magnificent looking Jubilee Line extension.

Celebrating architectural innovation and engineering excellence this rather lovely 148 page tome is packed with pictures - all in glorious black and white.

Well, that's architects for you - less is more and all that.

ISBN 0 7277 3088 6 £29.95 from the Thomas Telford Bookshop at the ICE, One Great George Street or mail order from Thomas Telford Books, tel:

(01892) 832299

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