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Featured Events

British Airways i360: pod flight with chief engineer

Get a new perspective on Brighton from the world's tallest moving observation tower. Join British Airways i360 chief engineer and director John Roberts for a guided tour of the construction exhibition, a short talk and a hosted flight on the futuristic glass viewing pod.

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Wed 6 Sep • 9:30 – 10:30

British Airways i360
City Centre

The Life Scientific with Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili talks to solar researcher, Professor Lucie Green about what motivates and inspires her for BBC Radio 4’s, The Life Scientific. Discover what it’s like operating instruments on board space missions to the centre of our solar system and why, fro…

Fri 8 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Sallis Benney • Grand Parade
City Centre

Presidential Address: navigating trust in an uncertain world

Humans are inherently social and have worked together for millennia, precariously balancing trust and mistrust in others. It is not easy to know where to place our trust as errors and biases beset not only our gut feelings but also our reasoning. Join incoming BSA President Professor Uta Fri…

Thu 7 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Sallis Benney • Grand Parade
City Centre


Discover a new kind of live electronic music. Algorave is an international movement where dance music is made from algorithms created live by (human) musicians. Join some of the leading lights of the scene and become immersed in the rave as live projections allow you to see how music is built up fro…

Thu 7 Sep • 19:00 – 22:30

Club • Patterns
City Centre


In Atomos, bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of
intense sensation. Taking creative points of departure from atomised film, music and
biometric data, McGregor’s choreography is woven into an intense 70 minute film,
performed by the incredible dancers of

Sat 9 Sep • 18:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Attenborough Centre
University of Sussex

Clean eating: the new diet revolution?

The latest kid on the dieting block is clean eating. What is it and why has it proved so popular? Geneticist and TV presenter Dr Giles Yeo and the editor of BBC's Horizon, Steve Crabtree, will be in conversation about diet fads over the ages, the health implications…

Wed 6 Sep • 20:00 – 21:00

Sallis Benney • Grand Parade
City Centre

Out Thinkers

Out Thinkers serves to showcase the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves. This Out Thinkers event will feature a range of phenomenal speakers talking about their research and experiences as LGBT+ individuals …

Thu 7 Sep • 20:00 – 22:00

The Marlborough
City Centre

From kings to keyholes: surgical innovation in organ transplantation

Surgery has advanced significantly over the last 100 years, especially in organ transplantation. Pankaj Chandak charts a journey of progressive innovation from the early times of Listerian surgery to the challenges facing modern day surgeons and scientists. He highlights the advance…

Fri 8 Sep • 14:30 – 15:30

Auditorium • Attenborough Centre
University of Sussex

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