Science: Chance of a lifetime for young scientists

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The Independent Online
TO CELEBRATE European Week for Scientific Culture, the Independent and the British Association for the Advancement of Science are offering young people aged 14 to 18 the chance to travel in the tropics for the sake of medical science, to talk to a Nobel prize-winning physicist in Geneva, or to see the stars in Gran Canaria.

Answer 20 questions on the history of science in Europe and you could be on your way to the international astronomical observatory at Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, investigating the Medical Research Council's laboratories in the Gambia, or visiting 'the Big Machine' at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva.

The competition will appear on the Independent's Science page on Monday 22 November. The questions will be repeated on Thursday 25 November on the Education pages, and again on the Science page on Monday 29 November.

Anyone aged 14 to 18 on 30 November 1993 can enter the competition. The closing date for entries will be 20 December 1993. For further details, write to Sally Goodman, Euro Science Quiz, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Fortress House, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB.