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Whats on: Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 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

Wednesday 10 September 2014
12.00 - 13.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Why do so few animals use tools, and why are we humans so good at it? In his Award Lecture, Dr Christian Rutz from the University of St Andrews will explore this intriguing scientific puzzle, reporting about his long-term research on one of the most remarkable non-human tool users – the New Caledonian crow.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Psychologists describe how to make you feel your hand has disappeared and what these illusion tell us about our sense of self.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Room MB574, Main Building, Aston University

Learn about forensic linguistics through this practical workshop and see if you can solve cases brought to the experts at Aston Univeristy's Centre for Forensic Linguistics.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Sport concussion has taken the media by storm, but what does neuroscience say on this topic? Tony Belli and Michael Grey will present the latest research, followed by a Q&A session and public debate.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
19.00 - 20.00
Venue: 
Barber Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Should chimps have human rights? Can they do human wrongs? Come and hear the case against Larry Chimp, who is accused of murdering a member of a rival gang. Will you, as jury, convict him?

Wednesday 10 September 2014
19.30 - 21.00
Venue: 
Mac, Birmingham

Interactive theatre and lecture performance on memory with a live audience experiment!