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THINKtalks returns at the University quadrangle

Researchers from the University of Malta will be sharing their experiences in areas including Virtual Reality, Malta’s language dilemma and underwater archaeology

Yannick Pace
13 July 2017, 11:17am
The second edition of THINKtalks will take place on Wednesday 19 July at the university quadrangle
The second edition of THINKtalks will take place on Wednesday 19 July at the university quadrangle
THINKtalks, the second in a series of informative encounters bringing together Maltese researchers and members of the general public, will be held at the University quadrangle next Wednesday.

The event is being organised by Think – the University of Malta’s research magazine – which over the years has offered the public insight into research taking place at the University, in a format that is interesting and accessible to all.

The focus of Wednesday’s event will be water, and will feature five-minute interactive talks by three researchers.

Malta has a wealth of underwater history that is yet to be discovered and Dr Timmy Gambin from the Faculty of Arts will be sharing his experiences of trying to bring this underwater heritage – which includes a vast catalogue of long-lost artefacts – to light.

Dr Vanessa Camilleri from the Faculty of ICT will be discussing the use of virtual reality in helping enhance users’ empathy towards people from different cultures through story telling.

Finally, Dr Sarah Grech from the Centre for English Language Proficiency will close the evening with an analysis of the sensitivities of language in Malta and the importance of context within that discussion.

The public is invited to join the discussion and ask questions to the researchers.

The event will take place on Wednesday 19 July at 7.30pm.


Yannick joined MaltaToday as a journalist in 2016. His main areas of interest are politics...
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