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Whats on: September, 2014

Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 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 7 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 1, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

How did dinosaurs become the dominant animals of the Mesozoic?

Sunday 7 September 2014
16:00 - 17:30
Venue: 
Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

As computers, and the maths powering them, start to link everything around us with the sea of personal data we all now swim in, this lecture and demonstration explore what happens and could happen when everyday things get smart.

Sunday 7 September 2014
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Join Alice Roberts to discover the incredible first two months of our existence

Sunday 7 September 2014
19.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
The Flask and Bunsen, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

Join us for the science quiz.

Sunday 7 September 2014
19.00 onwards
Venue: 
Edgbaston Priory Club

Join Andy Waters and top scientists to dine over our future food.

Sunday 7 September 2014
19.30 - 20.30
Venue: 
Mac, Birmingham

Are you lonesome tonight? explores Ellie's lineage to Elvis Presley. This solo interactive performance, created with neuroscientist research partners, utilises Ellie's skills in immersive theatre, game play and music to examine current methods that define and measure 'madness'.

Sunday 7 September 2014
20.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Richard Wiseman leads us through the Land of Nod with surprising and beneficial tips on how to make the most of the hours we spend asleep.

Monday 8 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how both Allied and Axis forces’ efforts at underground mining and geophysical mine detection was crucial in the WWI battlefields and discuss the current geohazard potential as urban development encroaches on these old battlefields

Monday 8 September 2014
10.00 - 11.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

A panel debate that will look at some of the options for future energy generation and supply and how we might contribute to carbon reduction.

Monday 8 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

A day-trip to the beautiful Winterbourne House and Garden with a tour and talks from experts on local and global botanical topics

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