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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

Sunday 7 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 1, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

How did dinosaurs become the dominant animals of the Mesozoic?

Sunday 7 September 2014
16.00 - 17.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Rubbish or resource? How can we turn food waste into fuel? Find out more and have your say in this interactive session.

Sunday 7 September 2014
16:00 - 17:30
Venue: 
Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

As computers, and the maths powering them, start to link everything around us with the sea of personal data we all now swim in, this lecture and demonstration explore what happens and could happen when everyday things get smart.

Monday 8 September 2014
10.00 - 11.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 117, Physics West Building, University of Birmingham

Find out how both Allied and Axis forces’ efforts at underground mining and geophysical mine detection was crucial in the WWI battlefields and discuss the current geohazard potential as urban development encroaches on these old battlefields

Monday 8 September 2014
10.00 - 11.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

A panel debate that will look at some of the options for future energy generation and supply and how we might contribute to carbon reduction.

Monday 8 September 2014
10.30 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Flood plain or farmland? Many voices called for fields and countryside to be flooded to protect urban areas in the recent UK floods – join us to find out if current research can offer other options.

Monday 8 September 2014
11.00 - 12.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

The mathematics of how your smartphone could soon make visiting your doctor a rare occurrence.

Monday 8 September 2014
12:00 - 13:00
Venue: 
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

The air in cities is dangerous, so we should probably do something about it. Find out what air pollution is, where it comes from, what it does to our bodies, and how to avoid it.

Monday 8 September 2014
13.00 - 14.00
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S02, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

Three presentations looking at the current debates around inequality

Monday 8 September 2014
13.30 - 14.30
Venue: 
Lecture Theatre S06, Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham

To frack or not to frack? That is the question.

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