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

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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

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
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
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.30 - 16.00
Venue: 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Cancer comes in many shapes and forms, but have you ever had the chance to take a look at cells up close? This art display shows a selection of fascinating cell images, showing the incredible detail of cancer in various forms.

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
13.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Soho House Museum, Birmingham

An opportunity to explore historic Soho House

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Sat 6 & Sun 7: 12.00 - 17.00, Mon 8 to Thurs 11: 09.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lapworth Museum of Geology, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Visit The Lapworth Museum: One of the oldest specialist geological museums in Europe.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

You will be taken on a journey starting in India, across Africa and back to the UK and see just how droughts and floods affect peoples lives. You will find out how the threat of future environmental change is leading to a rush for groundwater.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

What should we avoid losing as we get older: our marbles, our mates, our teeth or our waistline? What does the evidence say?

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

On this circular walk to the Croft Ambrey hillfort discover the Midlands' rich and varied past.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

Explore how technology is changing the way we see the past and how we envision the future at Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
11.30 - 12.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

The western world is “throwing money” at dementia research. Forgetfulness is a core symptom of dementia and if someone with dementia forgets to take their tablets all the money spent on developing the treatment will be wasted. This talk will explore the impact of forgetfulness on medicine usage, challenging the current UK government response.

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