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Newsletter 11: January Issue 2015
In the first days of the New Year, FSTC team is pleased to present to our wide community Issue 10 of this periodic publication. We list in this new release detailed coverage on FSTC recent activities...
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Upcoming 2015 Productions of 1001 Inventions
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Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister launched the internationally renowned 1001 Inventions show at the National Science Centre today. The award-winning exhibition, which was declared the world’s best by the European museums Industry in 2011, will welcome visitors at Kuala Lumpur’s Pusat Sains Negara until 30th of June 2014. Read More...
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Upcoming 2015 Productions of 1001 Inventions
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His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated a 1001 Inventions exhibition on Tuesday 15th April 2014. The interactive 1001 Inventions exhibition themed “Discovering Our Past – Inspiring Our Future” highlights over one thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements made during the Golden Age of Muslim civilization. The exhibition will be open for visitors until May 15 the Sharjah Expo Centre.. Read More...
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1001 Inventions announces Brazil Schools Programme and a world-premier science show celebrating the scientific and cultural legacy of Muslim Civilisation in Brazil. Launching in September 2014, the 1001 Inventions Brazil Schools Programme will engage schools across the country with a new range of educational classroom activities and science fairs delivered in partnership with Qatar Museums, the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture and Brazil's renowned Institute of Butanta. Read More...
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1001 Inventions launches award-winning exhibition in Riyadh for a one-month residency. The 1001 Inventions exhibition in Riyadh is a main attraction at Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Programme – one of the programmes organized by King AbdulAziz Center for World Culture. The exhibition, which was declared the world’s best by the European museums Industry, will be open at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre until the 29th of August 2014. Read More...
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The exhibition was officially opened by the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Mohd Yassin, who is also the patron of 1001 Inventions in Malaysia, at a lavish ceremony held at the host venue. Read More...
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The award-winning blockbuster exhibition 1001 Inventions is to enjoy its Dutch premiere in Rotterdam this summer, as part of a five month residency, at the Post Kantoor venue in the heart of the city. The show, which has welcomed more than five million people on its international tour, introduces visitors to the scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim Civilisation during the thousand year period known as its “Golden Age”. Venue and Location at Post Kantoor, Rotterdam. Opening in 29th August 2014 till 11th January 2015. Read More...
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CE4tF will be hosting an event at this year’s British Science Festival in Birmingham. Join us with Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr. Andrea Sella as they travel into the past to explore the historical roots and remarkable men and women, behind popular scientific ideas and theories. Using practical demonstrations, Professor Al-Khalili and Dr. Sella introduce you to the historical roots behind various scientific ideas and theories and the scientists, to whom we owe credit for bringing these ideas to light. Witness a demonstration of the finest alchemy and see base metals being turned into ‘gold’, as if by magic! We hope to see you at Journey in the Library of Secrets on Wednesday 10th September 2015,4.00pm at the Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham. Read More...
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The British Science Association has presented the Chairperson of CE4tF, Dr Anne-Maria Brennan, with the Sir Walter Bodmer Award. The Sir Walter Bodmer Award is given to acknowledge the contribution members make by giving up their time to advance the aims of the BSA, which  works to develop links between scientists of all disciplines and the public so that advances in science can be understood. Read More...
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FSTC and CE4tF are very pleased to have participated in the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science and the eleventh Conference on the Space Sciences and Astronomy. The conference was organised jointly with the Arab Union of Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the scientific and cultural activities in the Emirate of Sharjah, designated as “The City of Sharjah, Cultural Capital of the Muslim World, 2014”. Read More...
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We are proud to announce Curriculum Enrichment for the Future is now a registered charity! CE4tF recently received formal confirmation of their new charity status from the Charity Commission. CE4tF will be continuing with our commitment to activities and services aimed at enriching school curricula here in the UK and abroad, with the true and accurate roots of science and history. Read More...
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As a means to explore ancient civilisations contributions to modern civilisation, the National Geographic Society, The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and supporting organisations attended the “Dialogue of Civilisations International Symposium” held in Turkey this May, 2014. Read More...
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In June 2014, The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) will be hosting a Turkish delegation attending a workshop entitled ‘Women of Science and Management in History’. The two day workshop, 24th and 25th June 2014, follows on from sessions held in Istanbul in October 2013 and is part of a collaborative project between FSTC, UK and the Human Development and Social Education Foundation (iGETEV), Turkey. Read More...
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In a bid to shed light on the often overlooked Muslim contribution to the history of science, long-term trustee and supporter of Foundation for Science (FSTC), Technology and Civilisation, Professor Jim al-Khalili, presented the 2014 Voltaire Lecture based on ‘Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam’, Tuesday, April 15th 2014. Read More...
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Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius", Wednesday 26th February at 5:30 pm, CBBC. In a bid to engage pre-school children in the sciences, the BBC launched its second series of the CBBC programme, “Absolute Genius”. This week’s featured ‘Genius’ was renowned engineer Al-Jazari, and included an interview with the President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, at the Bodleian Library. Read More...
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FSTC announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water clock (Maqala fi ‘amal al-binkam) is uncovered and edited from two manuscripts. Whilst work is currently  undertaken to produce a critical edition of the text in a book that will be published in 2015, we are proud to publish a glimpse of this pioneering work of Ibn al-Haytham’s contribution on mechanical clocks. Read More...
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Greetings! It is our pleasure to welcome you to the new version of our Muslim Heritage website. We have switched it on for a trial period. During the next 3 months we hope to collect visitor’s views to enable us to improve its design, functionality and colour scheme.  Your assistance in providing us constructive criticism will be highly appreciated. Read More...
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This critical edition of al-Isfizāri's book deals with the field of mechanics, known in the Arabic scientific tradition as "the sciences of weights and ingenious devices" ('Ilmay al-Athqāl wa-‘l-Ḥiyal). On the basis of the extant manuscripts of Al-Isfizari’s works in these two fields, the book introduces the theory of the "steelyard" and its applications, and extensively describes and provides exhaustive details on a large group of mechanical devices. The critical edition of these works is organized into seven parts, producing the first complete version of Al-Isfizari’s contributions to the fields of theoretical and applied mechanics. Read More...
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Curriculum Enrichment for the Future (CE4tF) was delighted to be invited to judge the ISF Annual Inventions Fair, held at the St. Anne’s Library in London. Pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 spent a term researching a Muslim scholar of their choice and recreated their ideas as models, displays, games, plays and quizzes. Read More...
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In 2013, the world community of scholars celebrated a millennium after the death in 1013 of the renowned Andalusian physician- surgeon Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis). Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi is considered one of the Muslim World’s greatest doctors who excelled in various fields of medicine, such as surgery, pharmacology, anatomy, and pediatrics. He had summed up his medical experience in his huge thirty chapters book Al-Tasrif Li-man ‘Ajaza ‘An al-Ta’alif (The disposal of medical knowledge to he who is not able to get it by himself). Read More...
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President of FSTC, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, was invited as keynote speaker at the “Turkish Innovation Week” in Ankara. This event was organised by the by the Turkish Exporters’ Association named TIM. The main focus of this event was to promote greater levels of entrepreneurship and innovation in Turkey with the main body of attendees at the event being third level students from universities in Turkey. The remainder of the attendees consisted of senior business people with a background in innovation and technology and senior members of the Government. Professor Salim Al-Hassani delivered an inspiring speech entitled A 1000 years of innovation for a New Business Paradigms. Read More...

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