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Talks and debates

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

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What's the point?

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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

Saturday 6 September 2014
09.30 - 11.30, 12.00 - 14.00, 14.30 - 16.30, 17.30 - 19.30, 20.00 - 22.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

A chance to use the University of Birmingham telescope

Saturday 6 September 2014
17.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Priestley's statue, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

Come and explore Joseph Priestley’s Birmingham and discover the environment in which he lived and worked between 1780 and 1791.

Sunday 7 September 2014
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Clock Tower, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

Sight for sore eyes

Sunday 7 September 2014
12.30 - 13.30
Venue: 
Clock Tower, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

Exploring the co-ordination between the brain and the nervous system.

Sunday 7 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Clock Tower, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

The value of life

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

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

The red Permo-Triassic sandstones of the midlands have a variety of very important uses including as an aquifer, building stone, a source of rock salt and have even been hollowed out as houses! Come of this field trip to find out more about their present and past uses.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

On this circular walk to the Croft Ambrey hillfort discover the Midlands' rich and varied past.

Thursday 11 September 2014
10.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Coach pick up point, University of Birmingham

Discover how geology and geography shaped industry in Ironbridge and what archaeology reveals about this heritage.

Thursday 11 September 2014
13.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Museum Collections Centre, Birmingham

A rare opportunity to take a peak of over 800K objects in the Birmingham Museums Collection

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