Science writer and commentator Margaret Wertheim to speak at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2013-01-25 07:43:04 - General

Internationally renowned science writer and commentator Margaret Wertheim will speak as part of the Coe College Marquis Series on Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Originally from Australia and now residing in Los Angeles, Wertheim's work includes extensive texts about science for magazines, television and radio. In addition to these works, she is the author of two books: "Pythagoras' Trousers," a history of the relationship between physics, religion and women, and "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace," a cultural history of space from Dante to the Internet. Aside from writing, Wertheim frequently lectures across the globe about science and society, and science and religion.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to or call 399-8600.