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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

Monday 8 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Flood plain or farmland? Many voices called for fields and countryside to be flooded to protect urban areas in the recent UK floods – join us to find out if current research can offer other options.

Monday 8 September 2014
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

The mathematics of how your smartphone could soon make visiting your doctor a rare occurrence.

Monday 8 September 2014
12:00 - 13:00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

The air in cities is dangerous, so we should probably do something about it. Find out what air pollution is, where it comes from, what it does to our bodies, and how to avoid it.

Monday 8 September 2014
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Three presentations looking at the current debates around inequality

Monday 8 September 2014
13.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
The Dome, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

A series of short talks on clocks and gravity sensors and workshops, posters and the presentation of a system trapping cold atoms in laser light.

Monday 8 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

To frack or not to frack? That is the question.

Monday 8 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

This session will explore the dramatic nature and spectacular landscape impacts of the largest "megafloods".

Monday 8 September 2014
13.30 - 19.30
Venue: 
Business school, University of Birmingham

Talks, discussions, debate and networking for people in science and technology rich business with an interest in innovation.

Monday 8 September 2014
13:00 - 14:00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

How can taking physics to developing world play a part in sustainable development? Come and find out

Monday 8 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

This panel debate explores the origins of our modern understanding of ownership and profit in medicine and the implications of patenting and intellectual property on our healthcare.

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