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Top Scientists in Birmingham for British Science Festival

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8th September, 2010

The British Science Festival is one of Europe’s largest science festivals and is being hosted by Aston University, this week.

Over 350 of the UK’s top scientists, engineers and commentators will be in Birmingham to discuss the latest developments in science and technology with the public from Tuesday, September 14th to Sunday, September 19th.

The six-day event attracts visitors of all ages, with an ever-expanding array of lectures, debates and science-related demonstrations, as well as a dedicated young persons’ programme. Its aim is to illustrate how science can be engaging, insightful and applicable to everyone’s everyday lives.

The event showcases a number of events involving Aston University academics such as 'The Bioenergy Solution for Birmingham 2026 by Prof Andreas Hornung as well as 'Grime Scene Investigation: At home with the microbes' by Dr Anthony Hilton.

The festival will be fully supported by Birmingham Science City, a region-wide partnership which showcases the strengths in research and development in science, technology and engineering in the West Midlands region. Birmingham Science City will also be hosting fringe events to complement the main programme of the festival. Hosted by Aston University, many events will be taking place on Aston University campus and as well as a variety of venues across the city, from libraries and museums to shopping centres and bars.

Every year the British Science Festival draws in some of the most celebrated scientists and science communicators from within and outside the Heart of England region. Showcasing talks such as 'The Science of Marketing' by Dr John Rudd and 'Being a language detective - exploring linguistics as a forensic science' by Dr Tim Grant.

From workshops to debates to hands-on activities, the British Science Festival is an event for everyone with something for everybody.

For more information visit the British Science Festival website or contact Claire Hopkins, Events Officer for the British Science Festival on 0121 204 4542.

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For further information contact Lawrence Heath, University Communications, on 0121 204 4547.

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