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The week ahead


If you know of events, exhibitions, books, programmes or websites that ought to be included in Foresight, contact Andrew Mylius. Tel (020) 7505 6656, e-mail andrewmy@

12 March

Six experiments that changed the world: This week Ken Campbell's shed is turned over to exploration of Sir Isaac Newton's light experiments.

7.00pm, Channel 4

13 March

Equinox: the secret life of the crash test dummy: Critical biography of the long-suffering android.

9.00pm, Channel 4

16 March

Fred Dibnah's magnificent monuments: Steeplejack and TV presenter Dibnah looks at changes in buildings over the last five centuries.

8.00pm, BBC2

16 March

Visionary Cities: Architect and historian Dennis Sharp talks on Brazilia, Paulo Soleri and the visionary city. Final lecture in the Twentieth Century Society series.

£5. Contact Celia Shelley (0207) 250 3857

17 March-14 May

Bridging History: Exhibition of three and a half millennia of London bridges.

Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN (020) 7600 0807

17 March

Bridging History: Footings of a Bronze Age structure were found in the Thames last year. In this lunch time debate, Museum of London archaeologists Jon Cotton and Mike Webber ask: were they part of London's first bridge?

1.10pm Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN (020) 7600 0807

20 March

Second Happold Medal Lecture: Natural Capitalism. Amory Lovins, efficient energy design guru and chief executive of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado, takes to the lectern.

6.30pm, Construction Industry Council, 26 Store Street, London WC1. Booking essential. (020) 7637 8692. E-mail:

21 March

Science and technology in the eye of the law. Royal Society open meeting, with Sir Alan Muir Wood, Dr Ian Nussey and Richard Freeman. Details: discussion.

21 March

A life at sea: First-hand account, with slides, of life and work aboard liners during the golden age of sea travel, by Len Thompson.

7.30pm, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1. Contact David Trevor-Jones (020) 7922 8861

21 March

House and City: Architect Bob Allies, Allies & Morrison. A series of lectures on urban houses and housing at the University of Bath.

Lectures will take place in the Bath University department of architecture & civil engineering. Admission by ticket only. Contact Emma Greeley (01225) 826908 between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.

22 March

The Future of Biosolids Recycling: Conference looking at recent developments in the treatment of water borne waste and the likely impact of impending legislation. It will also assess potential markets for recycled biosolids from the Government, ADAS and UK water companies.

Contact Eric Cressey (01255) 671207

Until 23 March

Emerging Architecture: Work by a pack of young bloods from the international architectural arena. Keep a future eye on them. RIBA Architecture Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London (020) 7307 3770.

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