British Science Festival events 2014

British Science Festival 2014 is now less than a month away and no matter what you’re interested in, there are plenty of fantastic events in store.

Birmingham City University are hosting four events at various venues throughout the week, here is a quick guide and booking details:

Birmingham: The Smarter, Greener, Science City

Wednesday 10 September, 14.00-20.00

Click on the image below for the full programme

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Location: Millennium Point

An event showcasing local research and innovation around smarter and greener cities. There will be tours, talks and demonstrations throughout the day, with a keynote by Dr Rick Robinson, Executive Architect of Smart Cities, IBM.

There will also be a drinks reception, however spaces are limited for this so make sure you register.

Visit the Eventbrite page to for the full programme and to register.

Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Workshop

Saturday 6 September, 10.30-12.00, 13.00-14.30, 15.30-17.00

Location: School of Jewellery

Our experts at the School of Jewellery will show you how to create your own piece of jewellery. This event is open to families, book now on the British Science Festival website.

40 Years of Star Wars: Changes in Film Technology

Saturday 6 September, 11.00-12.00

Location: Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Kerry Gough of the School of Media and Mathew Randall of the School of Digital Media Technology will talk about the science of Star Wars across its past, present and future.

Booking required, book now on the British Science Festival website.

Zero Carbon House Birmingham: Sun, Light and Material

Thursday 11 September, 09.30-10.30

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings

Location: Parkside Building

Architect John Christophers will describe how natural light and pioneering low carbon building materials are combined to create an inspiring architecture responding to the new realities of climate change.

This is the keynote for the Zero Carbon Buildings Conference 2014, so limited free places are available. Those who register are eligible for the keynote only, not the full conference. For more information on the full conference visit the Conference website.

To register your free place for this keynote visit the Eventbrite page.


Research Events

Here are the latest research events from around the University. This page is updated on a regular basis.

British Science Festival events

The University has organised several events as part of the British Science Festival 2014. Click on an event for more information and to book your place.

6 September
Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Workshop, School of Jewellery
40 Years of Star Wars: Changes in Film Technology, University of Birmingham

10 September
Birmingham: The Smarter, Greener, Science City
, Millennium Point

11 September
Zero Carbon House Birmingham: Sun, Light and Material
, Parkside Campus

Art and Design

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 September: Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future 2014, Parkside Building, City Centre Campus. Includes a technical visit to the Birmingham Zero Carbon House on 13 September.


The research seminar series has concluded for this academic year. Check the School of English pages for information on upcoming events.

bcuBusiness, Law and Social Sciences

Email Louise Brand if you’re interested in attending research events in BLSS. Research staff and students from all faculties are welcome.

23 October: Cyberbullying in Post-16 contexts, 16.30-17.30, Attwood Building, City North Campus


4-7 September: Jazz Beyond Borders Conference (part of the Rhythm Changes Project). Amsterdam.

18-19 September: Creative Citizens Conference, Royal College of Art, London.

More information and the latest events from the Birmingham Centre for Media and Culture Research are also posted on their eventbrite page.

Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

Email Ian McDonald if you are interested in attending CEBE’s research events. Research staff and students from all faculties are welcome.

More events to be confirmed – venues and times may be subject to change. All changes will be communicated on Twitter @myBCUResearch