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The week ahead



Partnership pays - project management the 0resund way: Author and former NCE journalist Helena Russell gets to grips with the personalities, challenges and management strategies involved in realising the 16km long link between Denmark and Sweden. Published by Route One, £19.95 ISBN: 0-9538619-0-2


Thomas and the magic railroad: Star of the cult biker movie Easy Rider Peter Fonda has shed his leathers to become the voice of Thomas, the equally cultish tank engine, in a new computer animated flick.(U), On general release

21 July-7 January 2001 High street Londinium: Scale models of Roman London produced following archaeologically ground-breaking excavations in the City. Museum of London Details (020) 7482 4000

24 July Interim guidance on the inspection and maintenance of multi-storey carparks: The ageing of multi-storey structures across the UK lends this one day symposium urgency. Contributions from local authority inspectors, structural engineers, materials specialists and surveyors. ICE, One Great George Street, London SW1 Details, Colin Parris, (020) 7973 6643

25 July Better by design: Product designers Richard Seymour and Dick Powell, who last year called on Arup structural engineers to model a radical rethink of the bra (computer model, that is) turn their attentions to the burglar alarm. 8.30pm, Channel 4

27 July The material world: Scientists are on the verge of delivering consumer products able to recycle themselves - for example screws manufactured from a 'memory material' that shed their thread when heated, or a pre-programmed actuator providing energy to break an object apart. Presenter Quentin Cooper talks to Brunel University professor of materials Peter Hornsby.

4.30pm, Radio 4

27 July Masterblasters - movie mayhem: Detonating barrels of petrol produces the spectacular pyrotechnic effects favoured by action film directors. In this week's programme Peter Hutchinson puts the bang into a promo for the Royal Navy. 8.30pm, BBC2

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