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Inclusive robotics

Tuesday, September 10 • 11:00 - 12:00
Zeeman MS 02, University of Warwick

For better, or worse, the robot revolution is coming.

Playing by the unwritten rules

Tuesday, September 10 • 11:00 - 12:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

Every day you enter into ‘social contracts’ – unspoken, voluntary agreements to solve problems or ‘do the right thing’.

Friendships for the ages

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

Join James Brown, an expert from Channel 4's Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, as he shares exciting new research on how spending time with youngsters can improve the health and well-being of seniors.

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.

Women, science and feminism

Tuesday, September 10 • 13:00 - 14:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

In post war Britain, what was it like to be a woman and a scientist?

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.

Close encounters of a political kind

Tuesday, September 10 • 14:00 - 15:00
IMC 04, University of Warwick

From E.T. to District 9, tales of alien contact have grabbed our imagination for generations.

It’s on the (credit) cards

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

Studies of millions of credit card transactions reveal some surprising findings about our hidden biases in paying off debts.

The ‘Russian doll’ molecule

Tuesday, September 10 • 16:00 - 17:00
IMC 04, University of Warwick

How can new molecular technologies benefit society?

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.

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.

Unwell in unrest

Wednesday, September 11 • 11:00 - 12:00
IMC 02, University of Warwick

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

In pursuit of the happiness equation

Wednesday, September 11 • 12:00 - 13:00
Zeeman MS 01, University of Warwick

It’s the age-old question: what can make you happy?

Can you trust an e-vote?

Wednesday, September 11 • 13:00 - 14:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

Electronic voting, or 'e-voting' is the ability to vote for a political party using a screen

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

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.

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.

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!

Eye in the sky

Wednesday, September 11 • 17:00 - 18:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

From the safety of space, the most dangerous natural events in the world can be monitored using satellites which orbit the Earth.

Learning to teach

Wednesday, September 11 • 17:00 - 18:00
Coventry Transport Museum

Can we ensure the way we teach is grounded in scientific evidence?

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.

Chasing elite cheats

Wednesday, September 11 • 19:30 - 20:30
Studio 3 and 4

The Russian doping cover up was the biggest ever discovered, leading the country to be stripped of 41 Olympic medals they had gained between 2011 and 2015.

Is technology ruining your life?

Wednesday, September 11 • 20:00 - 21:00
Combat room

Laptops, social media, emails and smartphones all help us organise our lives, socialise, and even promise to keep us fitter and happier for longer. But what are the unintended consequences of all this technology?

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.

Farming for the future

Thursday, September 12 • 11:00 - 12:00
IDL 03, University of Warwick

Owning livestock such as cows, chickens, yaks and llamas, can reduce poverty in rural families and grow economies in low- and middle-income countries.

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.

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