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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
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
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
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.

Sunday 8 September 2013
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Sport Central, Northumbria University

Discover LED-based visible light communications and how that impacts on personal and mobile communications.

Sunday 8 September 2013
19.30 - 21.00
Venue: 
King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Chris Connel re-enacts William Armstrong's presidential address at the British Science Festival in 1863.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 2.16, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

How have innovative thinkers influenced practice in wound care throughout the ages as well as into the future?

Tuesday 10 September 2013
18.00 - 19.30
Venue: 
City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

Explore how our understanding of illness has changed and learn about the history of local diseases.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
18.00, 19.00, 20.00, 21.00
Venue: 
Victoria tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join us on an evening tour through Victoria tunnel.

Tuesday 10 September 2013
Wednesday 11 September 2013
20.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle

This drama follows the battle between Edison and Swan, two giants of technology.

Wednesday 11 September 2013
13.30 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 1, Bedson Building, Newcastle University

Roll up roll up! A re-enactment of how science and technology were presented to audiences around 1890.

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