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Talks and debates

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

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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

Tuesday 9 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Aston Brain Centre: Aston University

A tour of the Aston Brain Centre showcases the latest technologies in brain research.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
16.00 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

As genetic testing becomes more and more accessible we ask what are the implications for the public?

Tuesday 9 September 2014
16.00 - 17.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

What does the latest physics research tell us about the mysteries of the universe?

Tuesday 9 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

If the world as we know it were to end, what crucial scientific knowledge would need to be preserved in a book to help the recovery of mankind?

Tuesday 9 September 2014
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
The Dome, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Access your creativity through science, games, lateral problem-solving and fun!

Tuesday 9 September 2014
18.00 - 19.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Helen Czerski looks at the science of the animal senses.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
19.00 - 20.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Lots of people go for hypnotherapy, but does it really work? If it does, why doesn't the NHS use it more? Is it just "all in the mind" or does it have a real impact? What about the dangers? Come and hear the science behind hypnosis and see if you are susceptible to it!

Tuesday 9 September 2014
19.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
The Flask and Bunsen, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

Celebrate the work of our volunteers.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
19.30 - 20.30
Venue: 
Mac, Birmingham

A perfomance exploring life, ageing and death.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
20.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

David Nutt, Chair of DrugScience, shares his thoughts on what is wrong with current UK drug and alcohol policies and what we should do to change them.

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