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WCSJ 2009: Oxford update

Pete Wilton

Final preparations are underway for our 3 July event for visitors from the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ 2009).

As our previous post explains the event gives international and UK journalists the chance to meet some of Oxford's top scientists and enjoy drinks and food in the lovely riverside surroundings of Magdalen College.

We've been bowled over by the response from all quarters and the final guest list is bursting at the seams with the sort of people who make Oxford University such an exciting place to do/write about science.

As previously reported Professor Sir Richard Peto, Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Professor Fred Taylor and Dr Ian Goldin are among those attending but the guest list now also includes Professor Sir David Weatherall, Professor Valerie Beral, and Professor Steve Davies - and we also hope to see Lord May.

I'd like to give a special mention to the friends of OxSciBlog who will be there: these include engineer and roboticist Dr Paul Newman, and podcast contributors Professor Irene Tracey and Professor Frances Ashcroft.

Thanks in advance to everyone helping to make this happen.