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
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham
Whys does a caterpillar look so different from a butterfly? Who doen's teeth grow in your eyeballs? Finally, scientists are beginning to understand the molecular reasons behind these events, and so many more where one set of genes can lead to multiple outcomes
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham
Would you be tempted to take a pill to help you sleep or to improve your brain power? Will new developments in medicine mean that sleep as we know it becomes a thing of the past? What might a sleepless society look like?
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham
Discover what it's like to undertake field research on the most remote and inhospitable continent on Earth and find out how the rapid changes taking place here have the potential to affect the entire planet.