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Male fertility: do the maths

Hermes Gadelha applies mathematics to understanding what makes "good" sperm and envisions how this will impact, if not revolutionise, our understanding of fertility; from treatments, to contraceptives and even the development of 'robo-sperm'.

Sat 9 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Theatre • Old Courtroom
City Centre

Woofing it down: understanding appetite from man’s best friend

Just like in humans, obesity in dogs is a growing problem. Vet and genetics researcher Eleanor Raffan embarked on a quest to determine which genes were responsible for obesity in dogs, with the hope that this would inform understanding of our own appetites. Join her as she describes…

Sat 9 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Sallis Benney • Grand Parade
City Centre

While you were sleeping: the ethics of sleep monitoring

From wearable devices to monitors that fit into your pillow, an increasing number of us are using personal sleep trackers to understand and improve our sleep patterns. But who can access this data and should we take responsibility for eliminating sleepless nights? Join an interdisciplinary panel to …

Sat 9 Sep • 11:00 – 12:00

Theatre • Old Courtroom
City Centre

Finding Earth’s fauna 

We have barely scratched the surface of understanding the diversity of animal life on Earth. There are many reasons for this, including our own biases and the deceiving appearances of certain creatures. Ross Piper addresses these issues and proposes why we are in a new golden age …

Sat 9 Sep • 11:30 – 12:30

Brighton Unitarian Church
City Centre


Waterborne, by UK artist duo French & Mottershead, is an audio work using lyrical narrative to describe the afterlife of the human body in water. Listen as you look out over the water and imagine your body below the surface, as it decays and dislocates on an epic journey fr…

Sat 9 Sep • 16:00 – 16:45

Brighton Palace Pier
City Centre


The British Science Festival will close with a full-length screening of Atomos followed by a Q&A with multi award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor.

In Atomos, bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of
intense sensation. Taking…

Sat 9 Sep • 18:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Attenborough Centre
University of Sussex

The Sci Street

Witness the transformation of New Road from High Street to Sci Street! Drop by to experience an array of stalls, activities and general scientific merriment. 

Mobile Heritage Lab
The Mobile Heritage Laboratory brings Heritage Science directly to you. Immerse yourself in the res…

Sat 9 Sep • 11:00 – 16:30

New Road
City Centre

Celestial shopping centre 

Immerse yourself in the cosmos without venturing into the night with this unique opportunity to experience a planetarium in Churchill Square shopping centre. 

No need to book, just turn up!

Sat 9 Sep • 11:00 – 16:30

Churchill Square Shopping Centre
City Centre

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