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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

Monday 8 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

This panel debate explores the origins of our modern understanding of ownership and profit in medicine and the implications of patenting and intellectual property on our healthcare.

Monday 8 September 2014
15.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
The Flask and Bunsen, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

An exlcusive interview with the winners of the UK's Young Scientists of the Year 2014

Monday 8 September 2014
15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Whys does a caterpillar look so different from a butterfly? Who doen's teeth grow in your eyeballs? Finally, scientists are beginning to understand the molecular reasons behind these events, and so many more where one set of genes can lead to multiple outcomes

Monday 8 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Vision Sciences Building: Aston University

Join us to have your retina scanned, retinal pigment measured and photographs taken using the latest retinal imaging technology.

Monday 8 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Sir Mark Walport, the government’s chief scientific advisor, will discuss what cities will look like in fifty years time and who will be living in them.

Monday 8 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how our closest primate relatives give clues about how humans became the 'ape who stood up'.

Monday 8 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Would you be tempted to take a pill to help you sleep or to improve your brain power? Will new developments in medicine mean that sleep as we know it becomes a thing of the past? What might a sleepless society look like?

Monday 8 September 2014
16:00 - 17:00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Discover what it's like to undertake field research on the most remote and inhospitable continent on Earth and find out how the rapid changes taking place here have the potential to affect the entire planet.

Monday 8 September 2014
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Join Alice Roberts for this special opportunity to hear from not one, but two Nobel Prize Winners - Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse

Monday 8 September 2014
18:00 - 19:30
Venue: 
Cafe Aroma, Staff house, University of Birmingham

An evening networking event for women in science.

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