The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 139, 31 March 2004
£76m centre for clinical imaging«
Tribute to miracle miler Sir Roger«
Harriet’s prime howler!«
International student awards«
Making a grand entrance«
Lowering blood pressure«
It’s a bug’s life«
Will powers IC Trust«
We’re on the map«
Britain the ‘tobacco control time-warp’«
Cutting carbon emissions«
When too much competition can prove unhelpful…«
Emotional intelligence scrutinised«
Move to new headquarters«
Staff Pay and Grading update«
An international night to remember«
Water way to make a splash at College…«
Science soirée at Silwood«
Snap happy…«
In Brief«
Media Spotlight«
What’s on«

We’re on the map

MORE than 60 children from local schools helped celebrate the first signs of spring when they marked out a map of the United Kingdom on the Queen’s Lawn.

image: the children

Part of National Science Week and organised by the British Association for the Advancement of Science in association with the Woodland Trust, the event represented how far spring has reached across the UK. Pupils from Crown Lane and Carlton Primary Schools joined sixth formers from North Westminster Community School and Imperial staff and students in the event, coordinated by students on the science communication course.

Recorders from around the UK had monitored first sightings of 14 species associated with spring. These included flowering hazel, snowdrops, rooks nesting, bumble bees and frog spawn.

Spring, it was decided by the recorders, had reached an approximate line from Merseyside to Bridlington. This was marked by children dressed in green clothing.

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