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British Council GREAT Talks begins with Kolkata

British Council GREAT Talks begins with Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jul 2019, 05:03 pm

Kolkata, Jul 27 (UNI) British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities is organising the GREAT Talks series across India.

The first talks in India were presented at two locations in Kolkata - at the British Council and Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM) – today by renowned research scientist, speaker and author, Professor Lewis Dartnell.

Dr Dartnell is a prolific author with two bestsellers ‘Origins’ and ‘The Knowledge’ and is famous for his media presence and public lectures on astrobiology.

In Kolkata, Prof. Dartnell spoke about astrobiology and the hunt for alien life. An authority on the subject, his various books deal with the origins of the earth and where it is headed. After Kolkata, he will speak in Bhubaneswar, Bangalore and Pune.

The GREAT Talks bring celebrated UK professionals and experts in diverse areas such as science, art, design, environment and space to address and interact with young Indian students. They are aimed at motivating students to plan their careers effectively by interacting with eminent UK speakers.

In India, the British Council works to provide greater access to knowledge and opportunities to young people. These talks will be held across India, in metro and non-metro cities with more experts from the UK to connect students to subject matter experts.

Throughout the year, the British Council will organise and host a variety of lectures on diverse topics to create opportunities for Indian students to engage with distinguished UK personalities who bring insightful, real world experiences and outlook to these talks.

Dr. Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council said: “We are delighted to kick-off this series of GREAT Talks from Kolkata. At British Council, we aim to inspire young minds through access to renowned thought leaders in the UK. Young people in Kolkata have a great curiosity about science and technology, evident from the interest generated at our library through the collection of books or the events we host. Judging by the questions and discussions, Professor Dartnell’s talks were extremely stimulating, to everyone in the packed audience. I am confident these lectures will ignite conversations and inspire young people to pursue careers in science research in the UK." 

British Council GREAT Talks begins with Kolkata

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