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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

Wednesday 10 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Psychologists describe how to make you feel your hand has disappeared and what these illusion tell us about our sense of self.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Google Earth has become a source of free, high-quality satellite imagery, such that it can be used in academic research. This talk shows how it can be used to research tectonic processes such as mountain building.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Monitoring animal behaviour using advanced video technology generates reliable data and can lead to improved animal welfare.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
14.15 - 20.30
Venue: 
Millennium Point, Birmingham

Talks and showcase of research and innovation aimed at making Birmingham a greener, smarter city

Wednesday 10 September 2014
15.30 - 16.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Biomaterials can be derived either from nature or synthesized in the laboratory. Come and find out about several examples of both naturally derived and artificial materials

Wednesday 10 September 2014
15.30 - 17.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Join leading experts for a topical and timely debate on the civilian and military use of drones.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
15.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Room MB574, Main Building, Aston University

Learn about forensic linguistics through this practical workshop and see if you can solve cases brought to the experts at Aston Univeristy's Centre for Forensic Linguistics.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Join Jim Al-Khalili and Andrea Sella as they travel into the past to explore the historical roots and remarkable men and women, behind popular scientific ideas and theories.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Sport concussion has taken the media by storm, but what does neuroscience say on this topic? Tony Belli and Michael Grey will present the latest research, followed by a Q&A session and public debate.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
16.30 - 17.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Rob Mckenzie discusses the effects of carbon dioxide on a mature oak woodland.

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