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An afternoon with Sir Timothy Gowers

State Library of Queensland

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

An afternoon with Sir Timothy Gowers

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In the year of Digital Futures at SLQ, world-renowned British mathematician and open access campaigner Sir Timothy Gowers is coming to SLQ.

Sir Timothy Gowers is professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), and recipient of the Fields Medal, Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society of London and the De Morgan Medal of the University of Cambridge.

Sir Timothy also campaigns against publishing houses (specifically Elsevier) monopolising access to academic journals and restricting the free exchange of information. The boycott, known as The Cost of Knowledge, was initiated by Sir Timothy in 2012 with the support of thousands of academics around the world.

Sir Timothy will be discussing the role libraries play in access to knowledge, the Open Access agenda and the commercialisation of information in the age of digital citizenship.

Date: Thursday 29 June, 2017

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Where:  Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland

If you are unable to attend this event please advise us via email at discovery@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3842 9327 as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.  SLQ films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise SLQ staff upon your arrival.

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SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101
Australia

Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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