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Professor Mike Stephenson is Director of Science and Technology at the British Geological Survey and will be visiting CFS on Wednesday 25 January 2017, as a guest speaker to our Year 12 and Year 13 students.

Mike began his career as a schoolteacher in rural Africa and stayed there for nearly ten years but returned to Britain to pursue research in the Middle East and Asia, including highlights in Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

Mike has degrees from Imperial College and Sheffield University and runs the Science Programme at BGS, the UK’s national geoscience and data centre, with 520 scientists and technologists. He has professorships at Nottingham and Leicester universities and has published over eighty peer-reviewed papers, while also acting on the editorial boards of several journals, and as Editor-in-Chief of an Elsevier geological journal. His new book ‘Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy’ (Elsevier) was published in March 2015.

He will talk about what led him onto his career in science and also about Shale gas and fracking and will be doing a Q&A session for students.


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