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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

Saturday 6 September 2014
10.00 - 16.00
Venue: 
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

How do plants obtain energy from the sun? It's all about incredible machines and colourful chemicals. Nate Adams and Jon Wood break down the biology and the technology which allow us to investigate the nanoworld of plants.

Saturday 6 September 2014
14.00 - 15.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Can science help alleviate poverty in developing countries? This historical episode helps inform us now.

Saturday 6 September 2014
19.00 - 23.00
Venue: 
Birmingham and Midland Institute

An evening of screenings, performances and experiments.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
15.30 - 16.30
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

We’ll follow light, from its creation in the sun through to its capture and conversion on earth to create electricity we can use. Along the way we will delve into some of the fascinating physics and chemistry underlying light and its interaction with matter to understand how different solar technologies work.