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The British Science Festival, Europe’s longest standing science Festival, will travel to Hull & the Humber this September!

Featuring a diverse programme of over a hundred talks, debates, performances and activities, it will be held between 11-14 September with events happening across the University campus and Hull city.

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See you in September!

Featured Events

Inspiring women into science

Aged 11, Anne-Marie Imafidon was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing.  Since then she has helped inspire the next generation of women into STEM roles and co-founded the Stemettes.  Anne-Marie will explain why she believes science is for everyone a…

Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Sharing personal stories and new discoveries, palaeontologist Stephen Brusatte takes you on perhaps the most exciting tale in earth’s history - one that lasted over 100 million years: the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.

Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Male suicide: a silent crisis

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK and the crisis is detailed in the BBC’s new Horizon documentary. Join the presenter Xand van Tulleken, in conversation with Horizon Editor Steve Crabtree, to explore the themes in the programme and how we can…

Wed 12 Sep • 19:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Poetry and science: the space in between

Scientists are often too busy grappling with big questions and complex answers to take a step back and reflect. Many look to the arts as a way of articulating and expressing their ideas and inspirations and for trailblazing astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, poetry in particular c…

Tue 11 Sep • 19:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Humber Street party

Bring your friends and dance your way through the Humber Street Party. Find out what sexy really means in a unique dating event, take a guided tour to discover what’s in the air we breathe, taste wine with a geologist and even discover the history of the Humber through virtual reality. Also - don…

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Humber Street

Fear of childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth are an exceptionally vulnerable time for a woman’s mental health. Anxieties are normal, but sometimes extreme pathological fear can take hold and affect daily functioning.  This panel discusses research on tokophobia – the fear of childbirth - and supporting women post…

Tue 11 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

The Cube • Plaza

A Unifying Theory of Gay

For decades science has been asking questions like "what makes gay people gay?”. Now scientist, lesbian, and comedian Cerys Bradley wants to ask a question back: scientists, why are you so obsessed with us? AUToG presents a history of research on the LGBTQ+ community and debunks t…

Fri 14 Sep • 17:30 – 18:30

Cafe • Ferens Art Gallery

The AI Revolution: hopes, fears and opportunities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can often sound more like science fiction than reality, and yet most of us use it daily without even thinking about it, whether it’s virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa or the powerful algorithms used by Facebook or Google. The transformative opportunities that wi…

Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall