x-change speakers - day 4
It's the final day at the Festival and the last x-change show, and we have another great line-up to round off the week.
Plague, leprosy, TB or syphilis; which has a greater impact on moulding British culture, attitudes to health, and our population genetics? Piers will be bringing along a 2000 year old skull. Enjoy lunch!
Emily O'Regan & Fred Turner
The National Science + Engineering Competition's UK Young Scientist & UK Young Engineer of the Year. Emily won the prize for her project on the mating habits of a flamingos, while Fred built his own DNA tester!
How has prosthetics technology been engineered for the Paralympics? Bryce Dyer, winner of the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award discusses the role of prosthesis technology in elite sport.
He will then show us genetic combination/exchange of DNA info Dr Ken's astronomy antics have been engaging audiences around campus, and today will illustrate the Mendelian ratio by juggling!
Chandrika is a scientific advisor for physical sciences & IT in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, here to explain how people can get involved in the work parliament does on science.
Simon is back at the x-change, this time to answer the question "why don't we?" If a jelly fish can live forever, then why can't we? And what exactly was Darwin doing at a séance?