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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
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

Ignite! brings its ever popular 3-2-1-Ignition* on tour to the British Science Festival. Citizen Science for all the family has never been so accessible, intriguing and fun. All activities are free and you can drop in at any time - but be warned; once you're in, you won't want to leave!

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!

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

The humble tiny fruit-fly Drosophila leads to great discoveries into DNA, cancer, regeneration and the brain. Come and see.

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

Discover how supercomputers are built, and the power they have

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Thinktank, Birmingham

Draw mini outlines of your friends with a giant pantograph, and geometric flower patterns with a bicycle spirograph!

Sunday 7 September 2014
10.30 - 11.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 7, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

A workshop showcasing the history and future of computer science learning, with equipment, old and new, and historical and scientific experts!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

This talk will explore how scientists use X rays and other imaging techniques to reveal exciting new information about the biology of extinct animals, including a 310 million year old spider!

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00, 13.00 - 14.30, 15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University

The world of 3D printing and laser technology opens up an alternative ways of making the heirlooms of the future whilst exciting and colourful processes with non-precious metals will show how technology can drive new design ideas. Join us in this workshop to find out how.

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