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Lord Kelvin Award Lecture winner: Robots and humans: When two societies meet

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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

Sunday 8 September 2013
10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Sport Central, Northumbria University

Come and try a range of sports from dodgeball and ultimate frisbee to parachute games.

Sunday 8 September 2013
16.00 - 18.00
Venue: 
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers

Can science be democratic and accessible to 'the People'? A Question Time-style debate.

Monday 9 September 2013
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Content and language-integrated learning is an approach to language learning that changes a child's brain.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
13.30 - 15.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 2.16, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

What happens to your brain when you learn? Find out how music, dance and tool-use shape your mind.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University

Debate what and how neuroscience can contribute to education and explore findings from relevant research.

Wednesday 11 September 2013
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Space 4 and 5, Culture Lab, Newcastle University

A theatrical performance showing how learning disabled individuals engage with the growing digital community

Wednesday 11 September 2013
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Spence Watson Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Should computers be used to teach and learn mathematics?

Wednesday 11 September 2013
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Meet the man who inspired the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and winner of the TED Prize 2013, Sugata Mitra.