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British Science Association

https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/

September 2019

Are we alone in the Universe?

Tuesday, September 10 • 11:00 - 12:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is famous for its ability to give us sunburn, but it can also be traced back to the origins of life itself.

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Climate rebellion

Tuesday, September 10 • 13:00 - 14:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Greta Thunberg inspired students across the globe to strike for the climate, and this youth-led action has forced policy-makers worldwide to take notice.

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Time for tea

Tuesday, September 10 • 13:30 - 15:30
Dome, University of Warwick, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is uniquely South African. Although it has many health benefits, people are reluctant to buy it because of its somewhat strange flavour.

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What is time?

Tuesday, September 10 • 15:00 - 16:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

How we, humans, perceive time is very different to how physics has described it.

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The Gendered Brain: 50 shades of grey matter?

Tuesday, September 10 • 17:00 - 18:00
The Great Hall, St Mary’s Guildhall, St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Ln
Coventry, CV1 5RN United Kingdom
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From birth, many of us are led to believe that our gender determines our interests, abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

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Ghosts in the machine

Tuesday, September 10 • 17:00 - 18:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

The thought of being able to speak to someone who is dead through your phone may feel like something out of a Black Mirror episode, but this is something that could soon be a reality.

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Immersed in sound waves

Tuesday, September 10 • 18:00 - 19:00
The Undercroft, St Mary’s Guildhall, St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Ln
Coventry, CV1 5RN United Kingdom
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Join us for this unique immersive music performance, developed by physicists and musicians from the University of Warwick and performed by the Coull Quartet.

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The Botanist: late night garden

Tuesday, September 10 • 18:00 - 22:00
The Botanist, The Botanist Coventry, Unit 4, Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate
Coventry, CV1 1LL United Kingdom
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Are you ready to put down roots in Coventry city centre as you join us at the Botanist for the first night of the British Science Festival?

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A journey from Inferior to Superior

Tuesday, September 10 • 19:00 - 20:00
The Great Hall, St Mary’s Guildhall, St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Ln
Coventry, CV1 5RN United Kingdom
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Science has a dark history when it comes to human difference, with scientists in the past abusing data and concocting theories that have perpetuated racism and sexism.

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When dinosaurs became birds

Wednesday, September 11 • 11:00 - 12:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick, Zeeman, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

66 million years ago a catastrophic asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs, but resulted in the dramatic and rapid evolution of birds.

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Unwell in unrest

Wednesday, September 11 • 11:00 - 12:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

When armed conflicts involve weaponry, they can cause life-threatening physical injuries, so it may seem obvious that war is bad for health.

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When children became evil

Wednesday, September 11 • 13:00 - 14:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

After the Second World War, portrayals of ‘evil children’ in horror and science fiction films grew rapidly in both Britain and the United States

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Cook Together, Eat Together

Wednesday, September 11 • 13:30 - 15:30
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An event every day that begins at 13:30, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dome, University of Warwick, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Cook Together, Eat Together is a free cooking club for the over 55s in Coventry, teaching people healthy eating skills while tackling the growing problem of social isolation.

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The future of heat

Wednesday, September 11 • 16:00 - 17:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick, Zeeman, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

We rely on heating at home and in the workplace; and yet, it is the largest source of our greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tackling food poverty

Wednesday, September 11 • 19:00 - 20:00
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St
Coventry, CV1 5FB United Kingdom
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Celebrity chef Jack Monroe has become a champion for cooking on a budget. Self-taught out of necessity, she has raised awareness of the challenge of healthy eating whilst living on a low income.

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Smaller, better, smarter

Thursday, September 12 • 11:00 - 12:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

How do you study the incredibly small? Nanomaterials are crucial for ‘nanodevices’, which have impacts in food production, medicine and controlling pollution.

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Cook Together, Eat Together

Thursday, September 12 • 13:30 - 15:30
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An event every day that begins at 13:30, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dome, University of Warwick, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Cook Together, Eat Together is a free cooking club for the over 55s in Coventry, teaching people healthy eating skills while tackling the growing problem of social isolation.

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Huxley debate: Smart cities, smarter decisions?

Thursday, September 12 • 15:00 - 16:00
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

The urban dream of a ‘smart’ city is slowly becoming a reality, thanks to advances in technologies such as the Internet of Things, 5G and artificial intelligence.

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Presidential address: Alice Roberts

Thursday, September 12 • 17:00 - 18:00
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Should we let ourselves believe in our capacity to make the world a better place, with Alice Roberts?

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Staging the future

Thursday, September 12 • 17:00 - 18:00
The Albany Theatre, The Albany Theatre, Albany Rd
Coventry, CV5 6JQ United Kingdom
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Science and fiction come together in theatre to produce plays that imagine how scientific developments and emergent technologies will change us as individuals.

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In Conversation with Konnie Huq

Thursday, September 12 • 19:30 - 20:30
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

As well as being the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, Konnie Huq is also an accomplished author and illustrator.

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The dark heart of the ocean

Friday, September 13 • 11:00 - 12:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

We know less about the deep ocean than the surface of the Moon, but what we have discovered so far is an extraordinary array of living beings and landscapes

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When gaming becomes gambling

Friday, September 13 • 13:00 - 14:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick, IDL, University of Warwick Campus CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

How can we navigate the blurred boundaries between gaming and gambling, and what impact does it have on children?

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The Departure Lounge

Friday, September 13 • 13:30 - 15:30
Dome, University of Warwick, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

The Departure Lounge is a taboo-busting installation from the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Liminal Space, exploring what it means to have a “good death” through personal stories, practical advice, and conversations about medical research.

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Pocket blood tests

Friday, September 13 • 14:00 - 15:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Bringing together advances in physics, engineering and biology, Stuart Higgins from Imperial College London has invented a "one-size-fits-all" solution to diagnosing health conditions, based on technology originally developed for bendy displays.

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Space gynaecology

Friday, September 13 • 16:00 - 17:00
IMC 04, University of Warwick, IMC, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

In 1963 Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. Despite the flurry of astronomical activities over the next 20 years, 1982 would be the next time a woman would go

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FarGo Village takeover

Friday, September 13 • 17:00 - 22:00
FarGo Village, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St
Coventry, CV1 5ED United Kingdom
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Celebrate the end of the British Science Festival 2019 in style as we take over Coventry’s FarGo Village.

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Doctored memories

Friday, September 13 • 17:00 - 18:00
The Box, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St
Coventry, CV1 5ED United Kingdom
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In an image obsessed world, where photos can be edited at the touch of a button, it is increasingly difficult to tell what is real and fake.

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The Sky at Night: Question Time

Friday, September 13 • 18:00 - 20:00
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick CV4 7HP United Kingdom + Google Map

As the world’s longest running science television programme, The Sky at Night has been captivating audiences since 1957

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Dark Matter

Friday, September 13 • 18:45 - 19:45
The Box, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St
Coventry, CV1 5ED United Kingdom
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In this part stand-up comedy and part science show, Matthew Starr brings the audience along with him as he tries to understand getting older, his past relationships, and also, the universe.

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Holotronica

Friday, September 13 • 20:30 - 21:30
The Box, FarGo Village, Far Gosford St
Coventry, CV1 5ED United Kingdom
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The Holotronica Live 3D show is a retro-futuristic synesthetic trip, merging sound and colour frequencies that feel as if they are jumping off screen, close enough to touch.

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