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Climate rebellion

Tuesday, September 10 • 13:00 - 14:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

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.

Breast cancer breakthroughs

Tuesday, September 10 • 14:00 - 15:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

Despite treatment advancements, nearly 1,000 women still die from breast cancer each month in the UK.

What is time?

Tuesday, September 10 • 15:00 - 16:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

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

The Gendered Brain: 50 shades of grey matter?

Tuesday, September 10 • 17:00 - 18:00
The Great Hall, St Mary’s Guildhall

From birth, many of us are led to believe that our gender determines our interests, abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Ghosts in the machine

Tuesday, September 10 • 17:00 - 18:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

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.

Heating a zero carbon future

Wednesday, September 11 • 11:00 - 18:00
Dome, University of Warwick

Join Principal Partners, Cadent, in the Dome on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the decarbonisation challenge.

So, who do you think you are?

Wednesday, September 11 • 15:00 - 16:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

The ability to trace our family tree has recently been enhanced by DNA analysis, which has fuelled the mass marketing of DNA testing kits to reveal our ancestry.

Wasteworld

Wednesday, September 11 • 15:00 - 16:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

As new evidence of plastic waste in the ocean surfaces and unrecyclable electronics increases, the need to solve the global trash pandemic intensifies.

The future of heat

Wednesday, September 11 • 16:00 - 17:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

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

Super drugs for superbugs

Wednesday, September 11 • 17:00 - 18:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

Superbugs – bacteria that are resistant to drugs – are threatening humanity’s health

Tackling food poverty

Wednesday, September 11 • 19:00 - 20:00
Coventry Cathedral

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.

Finding a murderer

Thursday, September 12 • 11:00 - 12:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

When someone’s cause of death is unknown a post-mortem is carried out, but it's often difficult to detect smaller injuries that could provide vital clues for police investigations.

Perfect bodies

Thursday, September 12 • 13:00 - 14:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

Join Alice Roberts and a panel of thinkers who – drawing on learnings from law, philosophy, psychology, health and wellbeing – will debate the impact of the impossible pursuit of the perfect body.

Apollo in perspective

Thursday, September 12 • 12:00 - 13:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

In 1968 we received photographs of Earth taken on board Apollo 8, the first manned mission that saw three astronauts orbit the Moon.

The geopolitics of the energy transition

Thursday, September 12 • 13:00 - 14:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

Energy security and climate change are just some of the challenges that are facing the global energy system.

Huxley debate: smart cities, smarter decisions?

Thursday, September 12 • 15:00 - 16:00
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick

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.

Neutrinos, the strangest particles in the universe

Thursday, September 12 • 14:00 - 15:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

Relics of the Big Bang and produced within stars, neutrinos have mystified physicists since the 1930s.

The maths of personalised medicine

Thursday, September 12 • 15:00 - 16:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

How can taking a personalised approach help those with cancer or who have suffered a miscarriage?

What makes money?

Thursday, September 12 • 15:00 - 16:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

Cash, dough, moolah - whatever you call it - money is a fundamental part of modern society. But what 'makes' money?

Staging the future

Thursday, September 12 • 17:00 - 18:00
The Albany Theatre

Science and fiction come together in theatre to produce plays that imagine how scientific developments and emergent technologies will change us as individuals.

In conversation with Konnie Huq

Thursday, September 12 • 19:30 - 20:30
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick

Join former Blue Peter presenter and author, Konnie Huq, as she discusses creativity in science and the arts with Science Director of the Science Museum, Roger Highfield.

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