Trent Press Release


January 29, 2002

Bob McDonald of CBC's "Quirks and Quarks" to speak at Trent University
"Miracles or Mad Science? Our love-hate relationship with progress"

The host of CBC radio's award-winning and highly popular science show "Quirks and Quarks" will speak at Trent University's Wenjack Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5th on the topic of "Miracles or Mad Science? Our love-hate relationship with progress."

One of the country's best-known science journalists, Bob McDonald is a favourite nationwide for his down-to-earth approach to cutting edge scientific inquiry on his weekly CBC radio program. Best known as the host of "Quirks and Quarks," McDonald was previously the host of CBC television's "Wonderstruck," a children's science program. His career in science broadcasting includes documentaries for a variety of CBC programs. Also an author on the topic of science, he released Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I've seen it in 2000.

McDonald's February 5th lecture at Trent is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited, so please arrive early.

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Distribution: Peterborough, Regional


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