The British Science Association (BSA) has unveiled the full programme and opened bookings for the British Science Festival 2019. Held in partnership with the University of Warwick, the Festival will transform Coventry and Warwickshire into a celebration of science and culture from Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 September. Events have been curated to highlight the region’s strength in digital technologies, smart cities and the future of energy and healthcare.
Highlights of this year’s programme include:
Events to challenge and provoke: Hear from the Chief Investigator of the Russian doping scandal in Chasing elite cheats, see celebrity chef Jack Monroe about how she’s Tackling food poverty, explore the future of cancer’s diagnosis, treatment and ultimately patient survival in AI for Cancer, cross cultural and political divides in Love your enemy, and delve into Louis Theroux’s most recent documentary topic in Childbirth broke my brain.
Immersive and interactive experiences: Experience Holotronica, a live 3D show with a retro-futuristic synesthetic trip that merges sound and colour frequencies, hop into the automatically-driven Festival carpool, don a blindfold and take A dark tour of the Universe, and create your own perfect tea blend with real and “virtual” flavours in Time for tea.
Showcasing local places, spaces and people: Listen to a unique music performance from the talented Coull Quartet in Immersed in sound waves, share the joy of food with the Cook together, Eat together over 55s cooking club, hear from a pool of talented LGBT+ researchers from the University of Warwick in Out Thinkers, and grab your friends for a drink at the end-of-the-Festival FarGo Village takeover, filled with comedy, workshops and even an escape room.
All tickets are free, although space for some events is limited, so booking is recommended. More information about each event and ticket bookings can be found at: www.britishsciencefestival.org