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Whats on: September, 2013

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2013 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 7 September 2013
10.30 - 11.30
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

What could an infant possibly know about language? Join Cristina Dye as she shares the latest discoveries.

Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
International Centre for Life

Behind the scences tour of a world class research institution.

Saturday 7 September 2013
12.00 - 13.00
Venue: 
Stage 2, Northern Stage

Explore the rare earth elements and find out why they have become so controversial.

Saturday 7 September 2013
12.00 - 13.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Should patients look after their own safety when in hospital? What do YOU think? Come along, join the debate.

Saturday 7 September 2013
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

The history of our quest to answer the ultimate question: what exactly are you made of?

Saturday 7 September 2013
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Find out how you could be discoverer of a new world record prime number with PrimeGrid!

Saturday 7 September 2013
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Mckenna's at Northern Stage

Helen Arney, Andrew Pontzen and Jonny Berliner perform the world's most scientifically accurate songs live.

Saturday 7 September 2013
14.00 - 15.30
Venue: 
King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

What is Personalised Nutrition? An interactive debate about using genetics to make healthier food choices.

Saturday 7 September 2013
15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Explore the history of Islamic science, its key thinkers and the position of science in the Muslim world.

Saturday 7 September 2013
16.00 - 17.30
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Should lie detector evidence be used in courts of law in England and Wales? Can they be 'beat'?

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