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Whats on: Sunday, 8 September, 2013

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2013 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Sunday 8 September 2013
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Numbers, patterns and mathematical magic tricks hidden in the randomness. Join Dr Maths to discover how to be a maths wiz!

Sunday 8 September 2013
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Are the superheroes, super-villains and story lines in comic books fantastic fiction or inspirational fact?

Sunday 8 September 2013
12.00 - 13.00
Venue: 
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

How can we build intelligent robots that will improve our lives, and what will they be able to do for us?

Sunday 8 September 2013
13.00 - 14.30
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Join us to explore how anxiety develops, the role that the media plays, and how anxiety can be overcome.

Sunday 8 September 2013
13.30 - 15.00
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Meet the team who setup a pop-up lab at Everest Base Camp and hear how their extreme research is saving lives.

Sunday 8 September 2013
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
International Centre for Life

Poetry and soundscape event in the North's largest planetarium.

Sunday 8 September 2013
16.00 - 17.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

A panel of experts on evolution consider whether human ingenuity has enabled us to outwit the forces of nature

Sunday 8 September 2013
16.00 - 18.00
Venue: 
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers

Can science be democratic and accessible to 'the People'? A Question Time-style debate.