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Tickets on sale for Global Catastrophes

17 October 2005

Tickets are now on sale for Global Catastrophes: A Punter's Guide, the Natural History Museum's Annual Science Lecture on Monday 14 November, 19.30-21.00.

Global Catastrophes: A Punter's Guide

Global Catastrophes: A Punter's Guide

Join guest speaker Professor Bill McGuire, volcanologist and Director of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre at University College London, for a chilling exploration of the threats we face and the odds on when they will happen.

Discover facts about when, where and what the next cataclysmic global geophysical event is likely to be, and most importantly, will we be able to prevent it?

'The chance of any person winning the jackpot on the National Lottery is one in 14 million,' said Professor Bill McGuire. 'But in your lifetime you are far more likely to experience the end of the world as we know it through a volcanic super-eruption, an asteroid impact, global reach earthquake or giant tsunami. It's not a question of if they will happen, but when.'

Professor Bill McGuire has studied volcanoes all over the world, and published more than 300 papers, books and articles on volcanoes and other natural hazards.

Tickets cost £11, concessions and Members, £9, students £5. Book tickets by downloading a form from the link below or telephone 020 7942 5555.

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