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Going viral

Tuesday, September 10 • 13:30 - 15:30
Dome, University of Warwick

Everything alive on Earth has viruses living in and on them. Some cause problems, others do not, but all are fascinating.

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.

The genetics revolution

Tuesday, September 10 • 17:00 - 18:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

Since being coined in the early 20th Century, the concepts of genes, genetics and DNA have entered the collective conscience in everything from health advice to marketing campaigns.

The Botanist: late night garden

Tuesday, September 10 • 18:00 - 22:00
The Botanist

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

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.

When children became evil

Wednesday, September 11 • 13:00 - 14:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

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

Keeping time

Wednesday, September 11 • 14:00 - 15:00
IMC 04, University of Warwick

Why does a dreary day feel like it will never end, while a flurry of activity seems to flash by in an instant?

Living longer for the better?

Wednesday, September 11 • 14:00 - 15:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

We are living longer, but how can we ensure that in our later years our health and quality of life are good?

Late night fitness: raising the bar

Wednesday, September 11 • 17:00 - 22:00
Sports & Wellness Hub, University of Warwick

Whether you're raring to unleash your inner Olympian, or just want to chill out and take in the good vibes on the veranda, there's something for everyone!

Pedalling ahead of the game

Wednesday, September 11 • 18:00 - 19:00
Studio 3 and 4

Discover how to cycle like a champion. Elite cycling athletes rely on scientific and technological advances to gain the upper hand on their competitors.

Dance is the best medicine

Wednesday, September 11 • 17:00 - 18:00
Combat room

You might not be the first to show off your moves on the dancefloor, but neuroscientist Julia F. Christensen could convince you that you’re a dancer at heart.

Get up and dance

Wednesday, September 11 • 18:30 - 19:00
Studio 1

Come on a rhythmic journey with dancer and choreographer Shahrzad Khorsandi who, along with dancer and psychologist Julia F Christensen, will teach you the art of Persian dance.

Entrepreneurs: born or made?

Thursday, September 12 • 12:00 - 13:00
IMC 04, University of Warwick

A free talk on research into entrepreneurs and how our DNA and biology may hold the keys to our entrepreneurial spirit.

The origin of feathers

Thursday, September 12 • 16:00 - 17:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

Which came first: the chicken or the feather?

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