The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th– 9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.
There is a wide variety of health events taking place over the five days. Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
For full programme details and to book tickets, visit the Festival website. The events take place on our Falmer campus, at the University of Sussex and at venues in the city centre.
Of particular interest may be our own academics, highlighted in blue.
Tuesday 5th September:
Sugar is the new fat, Public Health.
Beat the Heat with Science, Neil Maxwell.
Alternative bio-medicine in elite sport: method or magic?
Stars in your eyes, a technique developed by astronomers to see clear images of stars is revolutionising eye care. Karen Hampson.
Being young in the age of perfection. Discussion.
Risk and uncertainty in breast cancer, Dame Lesley Fallowfield.
Wednesday 6th September:
Are you afraid of becoming old and isolated. Mark Yeoman.
Personalising medicine for children. Panel of experts.
The emergency mental health care crisis. Professor Gillian Bendalow.
Ageing with HIV in the era of survival.
Food Allergies: fact or fiction? Tara Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise).
Thursday 7th September:
Does mindfulness really help people thrive? Julieta Galante
Improving the quality of life for people with dementia. Panel discussion. Penny Dodds, Sube Banerjee (Centre for Dementia Studies) and Elizabeth Ford (University of Sussex).
Treating Leukaemia: the cell therapy revolution. Farlan Veraitch.
A breath of fresh air. Live demonstration.
The ethics of human gene editing. Jackie Leach Scully.
Fertility and egg freezing: what should women in their 30s be concerned about? Emily Grossman.
Friday 8th September:
Secrets from within the human body. Claire Smith.
Why do we like the foods we like? Scientific Section Presidential Address.
Drugs, condoms and the theory of experimentation. Robert Cuffe.
From “Kings to Keyholes” surgical innovation in organ transplantation. Pankaj Chandak.
Towards better aneurysm treatments. Alexander Movchan and Luca Argani.
Why did I donate genome to the public? Colin Smith.
The Psychology of Crowd management, don’t panic! Dr Chris Cocking will host a panel of experts.
Pregnancy: has the conversation moved on? Tania McIntosh.
Predicting sexual risk. Natalie Edelman.
Saturday 9th September:
While you were sleeping: the ethics of sleep monitoring. Panel discussion.
Woofing it down: understanding appetite from man’s best friend. Eleanor Raffan.
Male fertility: do the maths. Hermes Gadelha.
Source: School of Health Sciences