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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
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
10.00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.

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

Everyone can enjoy the fun and memorable opportunity to become up-close with lots of fascinating animals! Come along and have a hold!

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

STIFF-FLOP is using the octopus arm as a role model to create novel medical tools. This will open up the option of more advanced surgical procedures.

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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