Oriel y Parc to host second series of Summer Minds lectures

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids is to host talks from two expert academics to follow on from the success of last year’s Summer Minds lectures.

Chaired by local residents Professor Andrew Oswald (Warwick University) and Dr Amanda Goodall (Cass Business School, London), this year’s talks will be titled The geography of our future and New insights into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Oriel y Parc will be hosting two talks by renowned experts as part of Summer Minds 2016.
Oriel y Parc will be hosting two talks by renowned experts as part of Summer Minds 2016.

Oriel y Parc Manager, Jenn Jones said: “We are extremely fortunate to be welcoming these two renowned experts to St Davids to deliver these Summer Minds talks.

“Not only will these events provide a thought provoking experience for those in attendance, the money raised from ticket sales will all be going to help local charities.”

The first talk will see Professor Danny Dorling speak about The geography of our future at 7pm on Wednesday 3 August.

Professor Dorling, a famous social geographer, is currently Professor at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. A prolific researcher and writer, known especially for his work on inequality, he appears regularly in the media. 

Danny’s talk will be about how to protect the earth’s environment and its people. As a boy, he spent many holidays in St Davids, especially on the beach at Whitesands. 

Summer Minds will conclude with a talk by Professor Julie Williams CBE titled New insights into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.at 7pm on Friday 5 August.

Julie Williams is Professor of Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University. Appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales in 2013, she is a world expert on Alzheimer’s disease. Based in the Cardiff School of Medicine, her research focuses on identifying and understanding genes which increase the risk of someone developing complex psychological and neurodegenerative disorders. These include Alzheimer’s, developmental dyslexia, and schizophrenia.

Oriel y Parc is owned and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is the home of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales in Pembrokeshire.

Tickets for each event are £4 with the money raised going to local charities. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

To book a place call 01437 720392 or for more information visit www.orielyparc.co.uk.


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