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Talks and debates

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
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Venue: 
Pavillions Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Your chance to engage with research in a number of mind-boggling ways.

Saturday 6 September 2014
09.30 - 11.30, 12.00 - 14.00, 14.30 - 16.30, 17.30 - 19.30, 20.00 - 22.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

A chance to use the University of Birmingham telescope

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Join Moataz Attallah as he explores the magic of 3D printing and the direction its going.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 11.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Learn about geometry, perspective and magic squares, inspired by the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's 1514 engraving, Melencolia I.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

How do plants obtain energy from the sun? It's all about incredible machines and colourful chemicals. Nate Adams and Jon Wood break down the biology and the technology which allow us to investigate the nanoworld of plants.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Walking on custard, possible?

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Exhibition of gigantic soap bubbles at various times throughout the day outside the Library of Birmingham.

 

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Thinktank, Birmingham

Come on a journey of discovery to see how developments in bioenergy technologies are proving there is a reliable, sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, and learn about the work EBRI is doing to drive this forward.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Science is not for boys, it's not for girls: it's for everyone! Recent reports highlighted that only 13% of the STEM workforce are women, but that's still 693,000 women doing interesting and valuable work. ScienceGrrl want you to meet the women who are doing great work as scientists and engineers.

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Family members of all generations are invited to this event to experience Abertay University's interactive instant ageing lab and help their computer and social scientists develop some exciting new video games for older users!

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