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Lord Kelvin Award Lecture winner: Robots and humans: When two societies meet

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Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 Festival in Birmingham. You can search the events programme using the calendar, via the events map, by category, audience or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 6 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Director of Sense about Science, Tracey Brown, talks to its founder Dick Taverne.

Saturday 6 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Can science help alleviate poverty in developing countries? This historical episode helps inform us now.

Saturday 6 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

The approaches to the integration of high-speed railways into the fabric of society differ greatly between China, France, Japan, Spain and in Britain. Find out the lessons we should learn.

Saturday 6 September 2014
15.30 - 16.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Extraordinarily improbable events are commonplace. This is not a contradiction, but is the consequence of five laws, all based on sound mathematics. The laws are explained and illustrated with examples ranging from lightning strikes, lottery wins, financial crashes, and extrasensory perception experiments.

Saturday 6 September 2014
15.30 - 16.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

A 50 year history illustrating how a new area of medical research, the link between viruses and cancer, has developed.

Saturday 6 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

We all use digital cameras every day, but do we really know how to get the most out of them? Improve your picture taking, no matter what your equipment, by understanding the science behind modern photography.

Saturday 6 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how our view of matter is set to be challenged in the future. Mark Miodownik reviews the changes to the material world that are coming our way.

Saturday 6 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham Observatory's "Astronomy in the City" team kick off their autumn programme with a special event to mark the British Science Festival. We'll bring you the latest exciting "News from the Cosmos", September's Night Sky, and our ever popular "Ask the Expert" panel discussion.

Saturday 6 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Privacy vs surveillance: between a rock and a hard place. How to counter terrorism while still maintaining the values of a free society?

Saturday 6 September 2014
17.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Priestley's statue, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

Come and explore Joseph Priestley’s Birmingham and discover the environment in which he lived and worked between 1780 and 1791.

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