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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

Wednesday 10 September 2014
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Have your say on a controversial topic: freedom, data, surveillance and our 'digital selves'.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
18.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Education room, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

A three-hour workshop in which you'll learn how to make unusual noises by creatively modifying toys and other devices.

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!

Wednesday 10 September 2014
19.30 - 21.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Frogs are brilliant and they are dying out. In this comedic and adults only lecture Simon Watt explores why frogs are better than most people he knows and how studying them has changed the world. Featuring guest performances by Iszi Lawrence and Helen Arney.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
19.30 - 21.30
Venue: 
The Victoria Pub, Birmingham

Physicist and writer David Robert Grimes explores the disconnect between the findings of actual science and how it is often represented by the media.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
20.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Join Jim Al-Khalili as he reveals the hidden world of quantum biology.

Thursday 11 September 2014
09.30 - 10.30
Venue: 
Parkside Building, Birmingham City University

John Christophers discuss how architechture has evolved to suit the climate change.

Thursday 11 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham's Rheumatology Research Group present their findings on what causes Rheumatoid Arthritis, predictive testing and preventive treatment. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions and to engage in debate and discussion.

Thursday 11 September 2014
10.00 - 11.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Professor Dame Julia King and Professor Keith Clarke discuss the impacts of climate change

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