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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
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

This talk will explore how scientists use X rays and other imaging techniques to reveal exciting new information about the biology of extinct animals, including a 310 million year old spider!

Saturday 6 September 2014
Sunday 7 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Sat 6 & Sun 7: 12.00 - 17.00, Mon 8 to Thurs 11: 09.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lapworth Museum of Geology, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Visit The Lapworth Museum: One of the oldest specialist geological museums in Europe.

Monday 8 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

This session will explore the dramatic nature and spectacular landscape impacts of the largest "megafloods".

Monday 8 September 2014
16:00 - 17:00
Venue: 
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.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

You will be taken on a journey starting in India, across Africa and back to the UK and see just how droughts and floods affect peoples lives. You will find out how the threat of future environmental change is leading to a rush for groundwater.