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
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.
Family members of all generations are invited to this event to experience Abertay University's interactive instant ageing lab and help their computer and social scientists develop some exciting new video games for older users!
Science is not for boys, it's not for girls: it's for everyone! Recent reports highlighted that only 13% of the STEM workforce are women, but that's still 693,000 women doing interesting and valuable work. ScienceGrrl want you to meet the women who are doing great work as scientists and engineers.
Ignite! brings its ever popular 3-2-1-Ignition* on tour to the British Science Festival. Citizen Science for all the family has never been so accessible, intriguing and fun. All activities are free and you can drop in at any time - but be warned; once you're in, you won't want to leave!
Late in 2013, the Gaia satellite was launched into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth. Come and find out how Gaia will track one billion stars as they travel through space and how you can contribute to real science discoveries with Gaia.