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Boffinry and Baftas: Brothers' double doctorates
Date:5/15/2008

play Breaking the Silence, based loosely on the brothers Russian grandfather, opens at Nottingham Playhouse on 16 May 2008, and is directed by Esther Richardson. Stephen will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

Both Poliakoff brothers grew up in London, attended the same schools, and later went to Kings College, Cambridge as undergraduates. Professor Poliakoff, who lives at Beeston in Nottingham but conducts research worldwide, insists there is no rivalry with his London-based brother. He said: I think that the award of Doctorates to the two of us is very imaginative and a great excuse for a big family celebration!

Brady Haran, filmmaker-in-residence for Nottingham Science City, has produced a series of short films about Professor Poliakoff. The videos Hello Einstein, The Professors Wiggley Giggly, Water Bottles and Green Chemistry, Bad Exams and Supercritical Fluids can all be viewed on the Test Tube website at http://www.test-tube.org.uk


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Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham
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