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October 7, 2003

Media Contact:
The Kilby Awards Foundation
(214) 768-3355

The Kilby International Awards in London

Lord Puttnam to be Keynote Speaker at the Awards Ceremony Held at the Reform Club

Reflections on the River Thames, London, England. Image courtesy of Photo Stock.

LONDON– Five extraordinary new Kilby Laureates will be celebrated in London, England on Friday, November 7, 2003.

The first part of the celebration will be a series of lectures at the Royal Society (the world's most prestigious Academy of Science) from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. That evening, the celebration will continue with a Grand Dinner, Toasting, and Awards Ceremony at the Reform Club.

The keynote speaker for the evening Ceremony and Toasting is Lord Puttnam, renowned film producer (Killing Fields and Chariots of Fire) and most recently Chairman of the General Teaching Council of England, charged with improving and enhancing opportunities for quality education.

The Kilby Medals will be presented by Sir Brian Heap, Master of St. Edmund's College at Cambridge University, who is the Chairman of the International Jury for the Kilby Awards.

Dr. Malcolm Longair, Head of the Cavendish Lab at Cambridge University will introduce the Laureates at the lectures.

Chairman of the UK Committee for the Kilby Awards in London is Jeremy Newton, CEO of NESTA.

A distinguished committee of British business, education, and government leaders also participated in the Awards Committee.

On Monday, November 10 the Kilby Awards Committee will host a live international video broadcast and videoconference connecting Kilby Laureates with students in an inner-city London school as well as a Kilby Laureate in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first in a series of video broadcasts planned as a tribute to the 80th birthday year of Jack St. Clair Kilby, in honor of whom the founders named the Kilby Award.

The announcement of the video broadcast tribute series will be made November 8th, on Jack St. Clair Kilby's 80th birthday. The series will run from November 2003 though November 2004.

The Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is funded through the generous contributions of the founding committees, Trustees, private philanthropists, corporations, and private institutions. Those interested in sponsoring broadcasts in the 2003/2004 series and participating in the Jack Kilby 80th Birthday Broadcast Series are invited to contact the Foundation at (214) 768-3355 or


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