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Museum visits are 'top class'

January 28, 2006 2:33 PM
David standing in the Sedgewick Museum with Dr Tamsin Mather

David and Dr Tamsin Mather at the Sedgewick Museum

David Howarth, MP for Cambridge, today commended the efforts of University Departments in providing educational opportunities for Cambridge schools.

Mr. Howarth's comments came during a visit organised by the Royal Society to the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, where he met with Dr Tasmin Mather, Earth Sciences, Head of the Department, Prof. Ekhard Salje and other members of the department. He took part in a volcanology teaching session with local school children during the visit.

Commenting on the visit, Mr. Howarth said:

"It is great to see the work the department does both in research and in providing a superb educational facility to children and young people in the area. The university and the museums are a fantastic resource for local schools and should be commended for their work in this area.

"I was also very interested to speak to scientists from the department about their work on climate change. This is one of the biggest issues facing Britain in the next few years and Cambridge is at the forefront of research on it."