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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

Thursday 11 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Barber Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Come along to the Barber to learn more about the scientific-related developments that shaped the paintings and sculptures in the collection.

Thursday 11 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

From disease investigation to transplant innovation, your liver is remarkable. Find out more.

Thursday 11 September 2014
15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Join survivors, doctors and researchers to debate approaches to achieving cures and ensuring quality of life after cancer.

Thursday 11 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

If you think that your beliefs are all in the brain, it’s time to think again.This symposium aims to be a forum to discuss the dissemination of myths about how the mind and the brain work.

Thursday 11 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Room MB204, Main Building, Aston University

Find out about GRiST, a web-based decision support application for helping people manage their mental health and well-being

Thursday 11 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

What is Photonics? How do I communicate with light? My broadband connection was just upgraded to fibre so what is this capacity crunch?
In this event, we will discuss these, and other questions related to optical communications.

Thursday 11 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Greg Clark, the recently appointed UK Minister for Universities and Science, joins Alice Roberts to reflect on government science policy and initiatives

Thursday 11 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

The talk will promote the significant contribution a local small family wire manufacturing business has made to the city's economic history over 300 years and highlight the business lessons learnt by Webster and Horsfall that has enabled its survival and development, with university research and business development support.

Thursday 11 September 2014
16:30 - 17:30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Can thinking about zombies save us from epidemics?

Thursday 11 September 2014
17.30 - 21.30
Venue: 
The Binding Site, Birmingham

A series of short talks exploring how we can deliver sustainable healthcare worldwide.

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