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Welcome to the Events guide for the 2014 Festival in Birmingham. You can search the events programme using the calendar, via the events map, by category, audience or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below

Saturday 6 September 2014
10:00 - 16.30
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

There are a number of giant cells bobbing around the Library of Birmingham – can you solve our cell trail challenge?

Saturday 6 September 2014
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how astronomers are “sounding” stars and finding new planets in our Galaxy, some possibly capable of harbouring life.

Saturday 6 September 2014
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

The evolution of special effects in films in the last 40 years since the daddy of them all: Star Wars

Saturday 6 September 2014
11.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

An astronaut is lost in space whilst an astronomer is convinced he has invented something to locate him.  An attractive science spectacle using novel 4D modelling to create a metaphor of our solar system.

Saturday 6 September 2014
12.00 - 13.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Explore a wonderland of animal behaviours that are hidden to the human eye, but not to an algorithm. We will seek to explain how mathematics can help to understand some complicated and bizarre behaviours, and what it can tell us about the feelings of the animals performing them.

Saturday 6 September 2014
12.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Soho House Museum, Birmingham

Come along to the launch of the Children's Lunar Society Trail at Soho House and discover more about the Lunar Men.

Saturday 6 September 2014
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

The panel will be discussing the science of regret.

Saturday 6 September 2014
13.00 - 14.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

You have had a really good idea but what are you supposed to do now? Come and meet some people who have used the law to protect ideas and who can give you some tips on how to make a successful business out of your really good idea.

Saturday 6 September 2014
13.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
The Dome, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

A series of interactive sessions to show how well your body is ageing using innovative and exciting technologies. You can also try to estimate your Lifespan!

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
13.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Soho House Museum, Birmingham

An opportunity to explore historic Soho House

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