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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

Sunday 7 September 2014
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Lecture room 4, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

What's the buzz about the Great EDF Energy Experiment: The Big Bumblebee Discovery?

Sunday 7 September 2014
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

This event looks at the history of health and disease in the West Midlands. It focuses on the changning nature of names for diseases, exploring why some diseases have many names, and why these names have changed across time. This may be of particular interest to family historians who have come across medical terms during the course of their research.

Sunday 7 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

Is there such a thing as a maths brain? Are mathematicians born or made? Is the lack of girls in maths subjects a ‘brain’ problem?

Sunday 7 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

A family fun lecture looking at the science of Star Wars! come and find out about real lightsabers, if the force exists and how to make battle droids. Dressing up is welcome!

Sunday 7 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Lecture by Professor Alice Roberts, Clinical Anatomist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.

Sunday 7 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 101, Howarth Building, University of Birmingham

Join Stefan Gates, the star of CBBC’s Incredible Edibles, Disaster Chefs and Gastronuts.

Sunday 7 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Clock Tower, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

The value of life

Sunday 7 September 2014
15.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

An exlcusive interview with the winner of the UK's Young Engineer of the Year 2014

Sunday 7 September 2014
15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 7, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

Is exercise the answer to all our modern health concerns? What types of exercise work best? How can we better use exercise in our lives to improve our health and reduce our stress levels?

Sunday 7 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Rubbish or resource? How can we turn food waste into fuel? Find out more and have your say in this interactive session.

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