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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

Monday 8 September 2014
19.30 - 20.30
Venue: 
Mac, Birmingham

HeLa is an engaging exploration of the vast scientific progress made possible by the cells of one, unknown woman.

Monday 8 September 2014
19.30 - 22.00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Fresh from their national tour and a sell-out run at London's Udderbelly Festival, two-thirds of the sell-out comedy phenomenon returns to the British Science Festival with a show for insatiably sci-curious.

Monday 8 September 2014
20.00 - 21.00
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

A panel of prominent television industry stakeholders ranging from science presenters, commissioners and producers debate the position of women scientists on TV.

Monday 8 September 2014
20.00 - 22.00
Venue: 
The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Join us as we journey through the 20th century and watch some of the best and worst films in the archives.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how scientists are bringing the inhabitants of the Roman Empire to life - by studying shoes!

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Clock Tower, Chancellor's Court, University of Birmingham

A hands-on workshop programming autonomous behaviour in Lego robots.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.00 - 12.30
Venue: 
The Dome, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Have you considered running a science event but don't know where to start?

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.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.30 - 11.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme is a novel obesity prevention programme for 9-10 year olds which was developed with children, teachers and families. Wyatt and Lloyd will discuss its development, piloting and the full trial which involves 32 schools and 1400 children

Tuesday 9 September 2014
10.30 - 11.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Why does being amongst nature have positive effects on health and wellbeing?

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