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  Press Articles

"Scientists do not deserve criticism"
    Harry Kroto, Sunday Times (Jan 7, 2001)

"The building blocks of the BBC"
    Christopher Dunkley, Financial Times (Aug 16, 2000)

"Why the public should listen to scientists"
    Harry Kroto, THES (7 April 2000).

"Show me the Science"
    Harry Kroto, THES (17 September 1999).

"Surfing past terrestrial television"
    Chris Ewels, THES (17 September 1999).

"Message to the Medium"
    Harry Kroto, Sunday Times, (9 November 1997).

"Watch out for mad cows on morning TV"
    Roger Highfield, Daily Telegraph (1997).

  Past Press Releases

Vega launches online Science TV Channel (2nd February 2002)
The Vega Science Trust has launched a new Internet Science TV Channel, making most of the Trust`s science programmes available to watch over the Internet, online, for free. Full press release

Harry Kroto wins 2001 Royal Society Faraday Award (16th October 2001)
The award - widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious UK awards for SET communication work - is given annually to the scientist who, in the opinion of the Royal Society, has done most to further public communication of science, engineering or technology in the UK. Full press release

Nobel winner meets 2000 Japanese simultaneously (12th November 2001)
In what is the largest webcasting experiment of its kind, Professor Harry Kroto will be holding a workshop with nearly 2500 Japanese children and teachers simultaneously over the Web. Sir Harry will be discussing galaxy formation and space chemistry with the children, and helping them to build models of the football shaped carbon molecule, C60. Full press release

2001 Vega Science TV Awards (10th September 2001)
The main prize this year went to Science of Secrecy, Vega Special Award to How to Stop Mercury Pollution, and Best Educational Award to Scientific Eye - Green Plants. Full press release further details


The International Association for Media in Science (IAMS) 2006
Special mention for the Vega Science Trust`s website - judged to be of outstanding quality.

Learning on Screen Award 2005
Vega was awarded with Screenhouse Productions the winner of the Non-Broadcast Award for General Audience for the production of the Snapshots series 2.

Royal Society Faraday Award 2001
Awarded to Sir Harry Kroto, for his work promoting public understanding of science and the work of the Vega Science Trust.

Prix Leonardo 2000
Bronze Certificate of Merit for "GM Foods - Safe?".

Chemical Industry Awards
for advancing public understanding and appreciation of science and familiarity with chemicals, chemistry and the chemical industry through the news media.

Professor Sir Harold Kroto was short-listed for the President`s Award for the most outstanding personal contribution to fulfilling the aims of the awards during 1997, 1998.


Lindau Nobel Interviews

Take a look at the Lindau Interviews

The Lindau Nobel Interviews series has now been added to the website. This is a series of interviews with Nobel Prize winners who attended the annual Nobel Prize winner`s meeting in Lindau - This year`s meeting centered around achievements in Medicine and physiology.


Buckyball Workshop With Manchester United

Harry and Deigo Forlan

On the 14th of October 2003 Harry Kroto visited Manchester United and delivered his buckyball workshop to local children, supporters and football players alike with the help John O`Shea and Deigo Forlan - Click the link above for pictures and a video of the event.


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