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The Cambridge Science Festival are pleased to offer a number of public lectures between 14 and 27 March 2011

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Bird tango

UserProfessor Nicky Clayton, Department of Experimental Psychology.

HouseNewnham College.

ClockSunday 27 March 2011, 15:00-18:00

You are what you hear: music and the brain

UserDr Harry Witchel, University of Bristol.

HouseHicks & Mead Rooms, University Centre, Granta Place.

ClockFriday 25 March 2011, 18:00-19:00

Changing nature: a view of Britain and Cambridge

UserNorman Maclean, Brian Eversham.

HouseHicks & Mead Rooms, University Centre, Granta Place.

ClockThursday 24 March 2011, 18:00-19:00

The hidden mysteries within the DNA of cancers

UserProfessor Mike Stratton, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

HouseHicks & Mead Rooms, University Centre, Granta Place.

ClockWednesday 23 March 2011, 19:30-20:30

Is evolution predictable?

UserProfessor Simon Conway Morris, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseHicks & Mead Rooms, University Centre, Granta Place.

ClockWednesday 23 March 2011, 18:00-19:00

The nature of life - a scientific debate

UserProfessor Lewis Wolpert and Dr Rupert Sheldrake.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockFriday 20 March 2009, 20:00-21:00

Quantum

UserManjit Kumar.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockFriday 20 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Animals and ourselves

UserProfessor Aubrey Manning.

HouseRoom 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockFriday 20 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Cafe Scientifique: can we read minds?

Age 12+ (www.neuromedia.eu)

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseThe Michaelhouse, Trinity Street.

ClockThursday 19 March 2009, 19:30-21:30

What is consciousness for?

UserChris Frith, Professor in Neuropsychology.

HouseWilliam Harvey Lecture Theatre, The Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

ClockThursday 19 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

The cosmic century; a history of astrophysics and cosmology

UserProfessor Malcolm Longair.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 19 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Quantum anomalies and the origin of time

UserProfessor Shahn Majid.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockWednesday 18 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Chemistry saves lives

UserDr Tony Wood, Vice President and Worldwide Head of Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 18 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Entering the ecological age

Pre book (rsdevents@rsd.cam.ac.uk)

UserPeter Head, Director of Planning and Integrated Urbanism.

HouseEngineering Department.

ClockWednesday 18 March 2009, 17:00-18:00

Statistics are either dull or wrong:discuss

UserProfessor David Spiegelhalter.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 17 March 2009, 19:30-20:30

Darwin's Islands: In Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos

Ages 12+, Pre book (tel 01223 364721 ext 66147, email: ro6-Outreach@open.ac.uk

UserDr David Robinson.

HouseThe Open University in the East of England, Hills Road.

ClockTuesday 17 March 2009, 18:00-19:30

Carbon neutral communities

Pre book (rsdevents@rsd.cam.ac.uk)

UserGerard Evenden, Senior Partner, Foster and Partners.

HouseEngineering Department.

ClockTuesday 17 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

It is rocket science!

UserHelen Keen.

HouseUniversity Centre.

ClockMonday 16 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Sustainable energy - without the hot air

UserProfessor David Mackay.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockFriday 13 March 2009, 19:30-21:00

How your mobile phone works

UserChris Cox.

HouseUniversity Centre.

ClockThursday 12 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

A taste of teaching: D&T and Sciences

This event is for adults only

UserElaine Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Science Education and Raza Shah, Subject Lecturer in Design and Technology Education.

HouseFacutly of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 12 March 2009, 18:00-19:30

Making the most of our minds

UserSponsored by Science AAAS.

HouseJudge Business School.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2009, 19:30-21:00

Marshall - one hundred years in Cambridge

UserTerry Holloway.

HouseUniversity Centre.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Darwin in a global context

UserProfessor Jim Secord and Professor John Parker.

HouseUniversity Centre.

ClockTuesday 10 March 2009, 20:00-21:00

EESCN question time - stem cell special

Pre book (please visit www.eescn.org.uk)

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseCRI Auditorium, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre.

ClockTuesday 10 March 2009, 20:00-21:30

Can science beat terrorism?

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockMonday 09 March 2009, 20:00-21:00

'Orphan diseases' and research collaborations in global health innovation

UserDr Monica Konrad, Director of PLACEB-O.

HouseThe Michaelhouse, Trinity Street.

ClockMonday 09 March 2009, 19:00-20:00

Why do we like to eat?

UserDr Sadaf Farooqi, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at Addenbrookes.

HouseUniversity Centre.

ClockMonday 09 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

Wicken Fen: the science behind the vision

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockThursday 20 March 2008, 18:30-19:30

Science and technology in international development

UserProfessor David King, Tim Radford, Peter Head.

HouseCripps Court, Chesterton Lane, Magdalene College, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 19 March 2008, 19:30-20:30

Quirkology: weird psychology

UserProfessor Richard Wiseman.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 20:00-21:00

Happiness and heartbreak

UserDr Nick Baylis; Professor Martin Cowie.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockTuesday 18 March 2008, 18:00-19:00

Sex, drugs and rock & roll – life in forensic science

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseArts School Room A, New Museums Site.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 15:00-15:45

Extreme Science

UserDr Basil Singer.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 14:15-15:00

The aviation heritage of East Anglia

UserTerry Holloway - Marshall's of Cambridge.

HouseArts School Room A, New Museums Site.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 14:00-14:45

Learning from nature

UserDr Jonathan wood.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 13:15-14:00

Hyenas and minervas: women, science and history

UserDr Patricia Fara.

HouseArts School Room A, New Museums Site.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 13:00-13:45

Working at the speed of light: modern high power laser beams

UserDr Bill O'Neill.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 12:15-13:00

The secret life of your brain

UserAndrew Morris.

HouseArts School Room A, New Museums Site.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 12:00-12:45

It’s about time

UserAndrew Pontzen.

HouseArts School Room A, New Museums Site.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 11:00-11:45

The science of Doctor Who

UserDr Paul Parsons.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockSaturday 15 March 2008, 11:00-11:45

Smart drugs?

UserProfessor Barbara Sahakian, Department of Psychiatry.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockFriday 14 March 2008, 19:30-20:30

Hidden in rock and frozen in time

UserDr Eric Wolff, BAS; Dr Aradhna Tripati, Dept of Earth Sciences.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockFriday 14 March 2008, 18:00-19:00

Holidays beyond earth, the future of space tourism

UserWill Whitehorn, Virgin Galactic; Duncan Law-Green, National Space Centre.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 13 March 2008, 20:00-21:00

Sustainable energy - without the hot air

UserProfessor David MacKay, Department of Physics.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockWednesday 12 March 2008, 20:00-21:00

Acoustics and architecture

UserProfessor Deborah Howard, Department of History of Art.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockWednesday 12 March 2008, 18:00-19:00

Preserve the old, but know the new

UserDr Ann Prentice, Medical Research Council.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 March 2008, 18:00-19:00

Do hormones in the womb affect how your brain develops?

UserProfessor Simon Baron-Cohen, Autism Research Centre.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockMonday 10 March 2008, 19:30-20:30

The big experiment

UserDr Peter Wothers, Department of Chemistry.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockMonday 10 March 2008, 18:00-19:00

The Scale of Science Panel Discussion

UserPanel of Speakers.

HouseLaw Faculty, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ.

ClockThursday 22 March 2007, 19:30-20:30

Who Do You Think You Are?

UserDr Wolf Reik.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockMonday 19 March 2007, 19:30-20:30

It's a Gas!

UserDr Peter Wothers.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 19 March 2007, 19:00-20:00

Cabaret: Science of Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll

UserDr Harry Witchel, Dr Graeme Jones and Dr Mark Lewney.

HouseADC Theatre.

ClockSunday 18 March 2007, 19:45-20:45

Science and Religion

UserPanel of Speakers.

HouseMichaelhouse Centre.

ClockSaturday 17 March 2007, 19:00-20:00

The Truth About Food

UserPanel of Speakers.

HouseMichaelhouse Centre.

ClockSaturday 17 March 2007, 17:00-18:00

The Silent Aircraft Initiative

UserDr Tom Hynes.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre.

ClockFriday 16 March 2007, 19:30-20:30

Science in the Real World and Stem Cell Science

UserProfessor Colin Blakemore and Professor Austin Smith.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 15 March 2007, 19:30-20:30

The Importance of Being Peripheral

UserProfessor John Barrow.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2007, 19:30-20:30

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