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Playful engineering with Meccano

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

Get your hands on some Meccano and unleash your inner child as the ‘Meccanomen’ – self-proclaimed Meccano enthusiasts – show how this classic toy can reveal a lot about engineering.

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.

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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.

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.

Space super-storms

Thursday, September 12 • 13:00 - 14:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

Join Sandra Chapman to explore what impact a space super-storm would have today on our space-age, information-age society.

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Presidential address: Alice Roberts

Thursday, September 12 • 17:00 - 18:00
Warwick Arts Centre Theatre, University of Warwick

Incoming BSA President, Professor Alice Roberts, reflects on how we can cast our away our individual feelings of hopelessness and believe in our capacity to make the world a better place.

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