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Put your foot in it

Come and rest your dancing feet in Scholl’s pop up event in the Humber Street Party. Visit the reflexologist, try your hand at our foot file Grand Prix and bag some free stuff!

 

 

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Beal Homes Suite

From washbasin to waterway

Toothpaste, medicines, cleaning products - just a few of the everyday items that end up down plugholes or toilets. But how are the chemicals in them impacting your local waterways? The short answer is: scientists aren't completely sure, but they're trying to find out and need your help to do so. 

Wed 12 Sep • 18:30 – 22:26

The Deep

Museum of the Moon

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the Moon’s surface. Experience this awe-inspiring installation in the be…

Multiple dates

Hull Minster

Painting a low carbon future

Have you ever wondered what the future will be like? Concerned about humanity's impact on the planet? Help create a view of a city of the future, 100 years from now – as a zero carbon, sustainable society. You could even end up having your portrait incorporated into the picture!

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Humber Street

Distortions in Spacetime: Friday

Experience what it’s like to step inside a black hole with a brand-new immersive artwork from audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast.

The new work Distortions in Space time, the first chapter in a new body of work…

Fri 14 Sep • Multiple timeslots

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Distortions in Spacetime: Thursday

Experience what it’s like to step inside a black hole with a brand-new immersive artwork from audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast.

The new work Distortions in Space time, the first chapter in a new body of work…

Thu 13 Sep • Multiple timeslots

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Distortions in Spacetime: Wednesday

Experience what it’s like to step inside a black hole with a brand-new immersive artwork from audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast.

The new work Distortions in Space time, the first chapter in a new body of work…

Wed 12 Sep • Multiple timeslots

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

The fermentation station

Fermentation is everywhere – in our bodies, in our foods and in the natural world around us. It has shaped culinary cultures as a way of preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables, breaking down inaccessible nutrients while making everything delicious. Come and taste kimchi at the fermentation sta…

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

Distortions in Spacetime: Tuesday

Experience what it’s like to step inside a black hole with a brand-new immersive artwork from audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast.

The new work Distortions in Space time, the first chapter in a new body of work…

Tue 11 Sep • Multiple timeslots

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Energy estuary

Chaired by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, join a panel of industry leaders and experts as they discuss how the growth of the Humber’s clean energy industry will benefit more than just the environment. What opportunities will an energy regeneration bring to you and the area you live in?

Wed 12 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Nucleosynthesis and Lego™ 

We are all made of stardust' goes the well known quote, but how? Where were the atoms in our body formed? What type of stardust? Since the first paper on the synthesis of elements in stars in 1957 our understanding of nucleosynthesis has grown immensely. Come and find out how Lego is being used to s…

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

The mixed reality academy

Is mixed reality the next era of computing? This summer, Microsoft hosted an academy that saw University of Hull students team up with creative partners to make mixed reality prototypes. Come and meet the makers and play with the winning designs that could solve real-world business problems.

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

the cube

Drax operates on a massive scale, supplying 6% of the country’s electricity needs, including 15% of its renewable power. The power station features six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing - enough to stretch …

Wed 12 Sep • 9:00 – 11:00

Drax Power Station

Let the right AI in

Delve into one of the biggest topics in society today: is the machine better? This talk will explore the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home and how it can process our language. How will AI change over time as our language evolves?

Speakers:

David Benoit

Thu 13 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Living lab: monitoring Hull’s air pollution

Ever wondered what is in the air you breathe? Take the opportunity to look at local and national causes of air pollution, explore how air pollution forms and talk to the researchers who are at the forefront of pollution monitoring.

As part of this event there will be short air pollution …

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Cafe • Thieving Harry's

Pleasure, play and penises

Get clued up on penis anatomy, learn about the history of condoms and challenge your friends to see who can put a condom on a (fake) penis the fastest. Whatever you get involved with, this event will surely show you the fun you can have in- and outside of the bedroom with

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Ferens Art Gallery

Pain – the long and the short of it

Pain is the body's alarm system. What happens when the alarm system breaks? Come along and find out what new science is telling us about how we help people for whom pain will last a lifetime.

Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

MathsJam

Featuring lightning talks on curious mathematical questions, and mind-boggling games, MathsJam is an opportunity for those who feel like dabbling in the infinite world of numbers.

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

ATOM Brewing Co • ATOM Brewing Co

Are you a super recogniser?

There are large individual differences in our ability to recognise others by their face. Come and take part in a "live experiment" and find out whether you are one of a minority of people who are a super-recogniser.

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

ATOM Brewing Co • ATOM Brewing Co

To tourniquet or not to tourniquet? Practising wartime first aid in the 20th century

During the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War around 2 million people learnt life-saving first aid to care for the injured troops and civilians. What was it like to be a first aider during the wars? Come along to this drop-in event and practise some historical first aid on a friend.

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

Nail transphobia

Come and chat with the trail blazing Charlie Craggs and get your nails painted for free. Described as a ‘powerhouse and all-round angel’ by Elle magazine, Charlie is an award winning transactivist who is changing hear…

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

Following the flight of the monarchs

Experience the phenomenon of the monarch butterfly and its 3,000 mile migration in Rob MacKay's magnificent audio-visual installation. Become immersed in the real-time forest soundscape of its roosting grounds while butterfly expert Lincoln…

Multiple dates

Foyer • Middleton Hall

Robot Petting Zoo

Dutch designer Merel Bekking in collaboration with University of Glasgow’s Social Brain in Action (SoBA) lab have created this interactive public art performance …

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Ferens Art Gallery

Mirror trap

In his final research paper before being signed off ill from work, Paul Gato wrote, “reality is at its thinnest when trapped between mirrors’. Gato had lost his mind but perhaps found something else. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

This is taking place as part of

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Ferens Art Gallery

Vagina Museum pop-up

What do you know about vaginas? Why is there a penis museum and not a vagina equivalent? After hearing Florence Schechter, founder of the world's first Vagina Museum, …

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens science takeover

Join us for a glimpse at where science and art collide at a special after dark at The Ferens Art Gallery. Grab a drink at the bar, speak to researchers, comedians and musicians about how science intersects with culture… and then have a play in our special robot petting zoo.

Events:

Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 22:00

Ferens Art Gallery

Unlocking the secrets of the canine mind

In this delightfully doggy event, discover the experimental techniques scientists use to gain insights into canine cognition and find out how man’s best friend really thinks.

Warning: This event will include cute dogs.

Speakers:

Tue 11 Sep • 11:00 – 12:00

Dogs Playpark

Out Thinkers

Out Thinkers showcases the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves.

Speakers:

Mike Cox

Claire Davies

James Claverely 

Tue 11 Sep • 21:00 – 22:00

Steinbeck and Shaw

Fu*k up nights

Eureka! The universal sound of a successful science experiment. But how often to scientists actually get to say that? Is a more common phrase, "Fu*k!"? Join scientists on this celebration of failure – what happens in science when things go horribly wrong?

Organised by:

Tue 11 Sep • 19:00 – 20:30

Steinbeck and Shaw

A wine drinkers guide to geology 

Wine producers emphasise terroir - the soil and climate - of a region as a key influence in a wine’s quality. Is this accurate or is it just good publicity? Find out how much the geology of an area truly affects the taste of the final product with Jenni…

Wed 12 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

J Johnson, Wine Bar and Bistro

Attraction explained: how to seduce and why we love

In this talk Viren Swami, the leading expert on the psychology of romantic attraction, will reveal how geography, appearance and personality affect who we fall for and why. Stay for …

Wed 12 Sep • 19:30 – 21:30

J Johnson, Wine Bar and Bistro

Discover glassblowing

Try your hand at blowing glass in this interactive talk led by the scientific glassblower and artist, Julia Malle. You will discover the history and intricacies of the ancient craft that dates back to 16th Century.

Thu 13 Sep • 20:30 – 21:30

The Ropewalk • The Ropewalk

Women and the climate change revolution

How can the arts and science collaborate to widen public interest in climate change? Follow the journey of Layla Hendow and Natalie Lee, two young curators who will explore h…

Thu 13 Sep • 19:30 – 20:30

The Artspace • The Ropewalk

Sketching people, shaping minds

Get ready to sharpen your pencils and gain some self-love – Richard Hatfield will lead you through a life drawing class as Vir…

Thu 13 Sep • 18:30 – 20:30

Estuary room • The Ropewalk

UV yoga

Come and experience yoga like you’ve never seen it before. With muscles highlighted in UV paint, yoga teacher Hayley Hill and the clinical anatomy specialist Kat Sanders will explore the complexity of human muscu…

Multiple dates

Ropery Hall • The Ropewalk

Howl at the moon

In partnership with Freedom Festival, come and experience the Museum of the Moon - a 7m wide installation featuring detailed NASA imagery of our closest cosmic neighbour. Especially curated for this one night, come listen or even sing along to an evening of song from the University of Hull Chapel Ch…

Tue 11 Sep • 21:00 – 22:00

Hull Minster

Start on a high note

Come and see this special one-off live electronic and trumpet performance inspired by the separation of blood cells. Performed for the first time in Hull by Simon Desbruslais, you will hear works by

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Hull Minster

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-M…

Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

A night at the Ropewalk

Across the Humber, in the beautifully restored Ropewalk, why not let off some steam and blow some glass? Unwind and relax as we lead you through an evening of yoga with a clinical anatomist and a life drawing class with a social psychologist. During the night you’ll also get the chance to hear fro…

Thu 13 Sep • 17:30 – 22:00

The Ropewalk • The Ropewalk

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

Trinity after dark

Come and celebrate the first evening of the Festival as we take over Trinity Market, Hull Minster and the surrounding pubs. From mixed reality developers to celebrated creatives, you will get the chance to meet a diverse crowd of scientists in a night of music, beer and board games. Did we mention t…

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Trinity Market Hull

Space medicine

Beth Healey spent a year in the Antarctic wilderness, using the knowledge she gained of its remote conditions to study the effects of space on astronauts’ health. This work is now helping solve the world's biggest medical problems, but how and why are we looking to solve such issu…

Tue 11 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

At the edge of the Humber

People living and working in and around the Humber have navigated its dynamic environment for thousands of years. In this talk, Briony McDonagh explores interdisciplinary approaches to the landscape, …

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Modern slavery in the UK

Have you ever considered how your strawberries get from the farm to the fridge? Modern slavery is rife and often in plain sight. From car washes to nail salons, how do we identify and break the chain of labour exploitation? Meet

Thu 13 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Mind the gender gap

Recent revelations about the disparity between women and men’s pay packages were shocking. With this in mind, Barbara Petrongolo and others explore the idea of 'femininity', and whether or not gender quotas are …

Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Changing the face of science engagement

What have we learned about public engagement with science? John Durant looks back over his three decades as a leader in this field, beginning with surveying the public's understanding of science in the 1980's. Drawing on multiple examples and a growing body of empirical data, he wil…

Fri 14 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Automation for the nation

Robots, computers and ‘electronic brains’ have been central to hopes and fears about the future for 70 years, from dreams of a fully-automated society to nightmares of mass unemployment, and even remorseless robot overlords. James Sumner probes how these ideas spread among publi…

Tue 11 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Missing emissions

In the UK, diesel fuel pollution levels are dangerously high, but research also suggests that there are hidden emissions we aren't yet detecting. Jacqueline Hamilton delves into the problems of the 'missing emissions' and seeks to understand what this means for our health and the pl…

Fri 14 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

The robot will see you now

As technology in healthcare develops, is there a risk of losing the ‘human-touch’? Hear from leading scientists and clinicians about the opportunities and threats of future technology in healthcare and laboratory medicine.

Speakers:

Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Trafficking culture

Political conflict has meant that looting and trafficking of antiquities has become more prevalent than ever, especially in the culturally rich Middle East. Donna Yates discusses the recent revelations about the role of western brokers and buyers in these networks and importantly, h…

Wed 12 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Bringing the past into the present

Virtual Reality (VR) is helping archaeologists like David Robinson journey into unexplored historical sites, such as the spectacular and fragile Native Californian Cache Cave. Here, he shows that VR is more than just a whimsical plaything - it's allowing indigenous Californian group…

Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Defining weight in a Parisian vault

Since 1889, the kilogram has been defined by a platinum and iridium cylinder held in the depths of a Paris vault. Society is intrinsically dependent on the accuracy of this measurement. However, it has been losing weight and this year will be redefined using 21st century physics. Join Stuart…

Wed 12 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Under and over the radar: a modern view

The security of shipping has enormous implications for peaceful trade and combat situations when you want to remain inconspicuous. Colin Wright shares his latest mathematical research on the use of radar in marine safety.

Thu 13 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

The Cube • Plaza

Do you look before you leap?

Whether riding a bike or sky diving, sometimes we gauge the activities in our life as more or less risky than they really are. Get to grips with your own personal relationship with risk alongside Jennifer Rogers, w…

Wed 12 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Volcanoes and air pollution

Many people in the UK remember the chaos which ensued after the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland. Missed a flight because of it? Find out how volcanic plumes can affect more than just our travel plans. Having ventured across the world to places such as Hawaii and Antarctica, volcanologist …

Wed 12 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Can scrap metal save the planet?

We know that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change, but what’s being done about it? Join Alison Parkin's as she reveals the novel techniques she's using to combat this environmental crisis. Hear how scrap metal, sea water and solar-generated electricity can be used to…

Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Supercrops

Biofortification - breeding crops to improve their nutritional value - has been hailed as the answer to alleviating nutritional deficiencies affecting over two billion people worldwide. Martin Broadley discusses the impacts of this on developing countries and how an integrated appro…

Thu 13 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

From lab to farmyard: genome editing our livestock

Genome editing is famous for its potential to treat human disease, but lesser known is its potential to increase global food security. UK scientists are leaders in the field of genome edited farm animals. Christine Tait-Burkard examines its potential to improve farm animal health an…

Wed 12 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

NHS and the British Red Cross: 70 years of volunteering

In 1948, the NHS took control of key medical services that had been established by the British Red Cross in the First World War and interwar years. From equipment and welfare advice to skin camouflage, Rosemary Wall…

Fri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

For your viewing pleasure

Fifty years ago, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) became commercially available. The University of Hull played a large part in their development, enabling what is now a multi-billion-dollar global display industry. Join Cliff Jones and other UK scientists as they detail the early brea…

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

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 w…

Fri 14 Sep • 17:30 – 18:30

La Loggia Cafe • Ferens Art Gallery

Art, ethics and new technologies

Each scientific breakthrough brings to light new ethical dilemmas. In conversation with Lucy McCabe, Anna Dumitriu shows how artists engage with ethical implications of modern technologies, from gene editing to robotics …

Thu 13 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Why the world needs a Vagina Museum

There is a penis museum, but no vagina equivalent. There's only one way to change that: build one. Join Florence Schechter, the founder of the Vagina Muse…

Fri 14 Sep • 19:30 – 20:30

La Loggia Cafe • Ferens Art Gallery

Beyond surround sound

Sounds come from all around us. 3D spatial audio technology has the potential to create a personalised listening experience, aiding mental well-being, assisting the hearing or visually impaired, or simply for immersive entertainment. Find out how you can orchestrate an enhanced listening experience …

Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

What shapes your relationship to science?

Drawing on research with thousands of adults and young people, Louise Archer looks at what influences our feelings towards science. Discover the patterns of participation with science and learn what can be done to encourage more of us to see it as something that’s ‘for me’.

Wed 12 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

To reproduce or survive: lessons from ancient females

There is wide variation between women’s susceptibility to stop menstruating due to illness, stress, weight loss, or exercise. Speaking with a patient who has amenorrhea, the absence of a menstrual period in someone of reproductive age, Richard Quinton explores whether a genetic mu…

Tue 11 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

The deceptive brain

The main purpose of the brain is to enable action. This simple idea is so fundamental that it shapes our conscious experience without us being aware. Steve Tipper demonstrates how these processes influence our behaviour and fool us into seeing far less than we realise.

Speaker:

Tue 11 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

A dark and invisible world

One hundred years ago Richard Feynman - a pioneering researcher of sub-atomic particles - was born. Jon Butterworth looks at what's been achieved in our understanding of this invisible world and ponders: what mysteries remain? What can particle physics reveal about the Universe?

Tue 11 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Post-Brexit policy: what’s the deal?

For better or worse, Brexit means government policy is undergoing the biggest upheaval in living memory. Many policies are likely to be reimagined, but will anyone ever ask whether they are working? Join panellists as they discuss waste crime, energy and farming policies post Brexit.

Speakers

Wed 12 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Why plants haven’t conquered the land

Plants have done a pretty good job at colonising the planet - or have they? Jeremy Pritchard discusses the setbacks they’ve faced and how humankind is modifying them to be more toler…

Thu 13 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Exploding stars and colliding black holes

In 2017, seventy observatories simultaneously pointed their telescopes towards the same object to witness a ground-breaking event: the first visualisation of the source of gravitational waves. Stephen Smartt details how recent technolog…

Thu 13 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

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

Germ warfare

How can we improve the immune systems memory and survive a deadly germ attack? What drugs already exist that could cure the big viral killers like HIV? Come and join the discussion as Stefano Caserta and

Wed 12 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Engineering, for life

Using advanced engineering principles, Catherine Dobson designs and creates live-improving medical tools that are changing patient care. From preventing heart attacks to literally giving people their voice back, find out how this scientist is using engineering to save lives.

Spea…

Tue 11 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

A Wold of mysteries: Yorkshire’s underground secrets

Cutting-edge sensing techniques are shedding new light on Yorkshire’s ancient past. Peter Halkon and James Lyall delve into the Yorkshire Wold’s history, revealing unexpected archaeological discoveries, such as evidence of ritual activity and millennia-old buria…

Tue 11 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Imaging a bright future for cancer care

Medical imaging has enabled a new arsenal for detecting and treating life-threatening diseases. Novel 3D visualisation technology, developed by Hull researchers, is improving the care of patients undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Join the experts to find out how this will impact how we care…

Tue 11 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

Tree listening

What sounds does a tree make? Find out for yourself with Alex Metcalf's Tree Listening Project which uses highly sensitive microphones to make audible the inner workings of trees, live. As seen on BBC One's "Judi Dench: My…

Multiple dates

University of Hull

Vaccines for cancer

Cancer treatments have come a long way in recent years; eradicating the disease using a patient’s own immune system is on the horizon. Join Barbara Guinn who, at the forefront of cancer research, is developing a vaccine to prevent relapse and save lives.

Thu 13 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Satellites and the sea

Satellites used to monitor the natural world have transformed our knowledge of Earth’s wildlife and habitats. They are a non-invasive way to capture highly detailed images of inaccessible environments. Hull marine biologist Rodney Forster and social media expert Carol Wrig…

Wed 12 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Do plants get jet-lag?

Your internal clock influences most of your bodily functions, but it also means you’re susceptible to jet-lag. Katherine Hubbard explores why this phenomenon happens, the similarities between human and plant clocks, and how we can use this knowledge to increase food production on …

Tue 11 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Ancient rains

Rising from the floors of caves in Northern Libya, stalagmites are time capsules that encase ancient rain water. Mike Rogerson tells how these age-old formations inform understanding of both future clim…

Thu 13 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Are your proteins naked?

Proteins are born without clothing. But when socialising with other proteins they - like most of us - put clothes on. Pedro Beltran-Alvarez and John Greenman will discuss what these ‘clothes’  are and how they can be useful when you're ill, exploring research o…

Tue 11 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

The Cube • Plaza

When life takes your breath away

If you could barely breathe, how would it affect your life? Millions in the UK suffer with daily breathlessness. Explore Ann Hutchinson's concept of ‘Breathing space’ - a cutting-edge framework developed to improve the everyday lives for those with the symptom.

Fri 14 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

On thin ice: the polar plastic problem

Antarctica is often seen as an untouched frozen wilderness, but beneath the ice lies a different story. With concerns over plastic pollution at an all-time high, Cath Waller delves into the scale of the p…

Fri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Is it ‘game over’ for dementia?

Contribute to the largest dementia study in history with Jason Hayhurst, who will show you how virtual reality and augmented reality games can be used to improve the quality of life for those suffering with dementia. How will we approach the future design challenges of these live-sa…

Tue 11 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Trauma and resilience in the Hull blitz

During World War II, Hull was the second most blitzed city in Britain. How much of this could its people withstand? In 1940, the city became a unique government case study for resilience and survival beneath the bombs. David Atkinson describes the secret science used to pinpoint whe…

Tue 11 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

You’re a liar!

When recalling the past, we often create false memories. Based on philosophical principles and the latest research, Giuliana Mazzoni explores why we lie to ourselves and how this impacts our everyday…

Thu 13 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

How the Universe will end

The Universe was born in the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago, but how will it die? This is a far more complex mystery. Brad Gibson is on a quest to understand how it all ends and what it will mean for humanity's fate.

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Wed 12 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Sci-fi influences on evolutionary linguistics

When spoken word leaves no trace, how do we know where it comes from? Drawing on films such as Arrival, Hannah Little explores how language - our most powerful tool - can be established from scratch when there is no pre-existing knowledge.

Fri 14 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

In search of Vikings

Using cutting edge science, Cat Jarman has rewritten a pivotal period in British history: the Vikings. In this talk, she will reveal how she investigated the likely burial ground of the Great Viking Army and will e…

Fri 14 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

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 dinosaur…

Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Future thinking

How we imagine the future has significant repercussions on how we conduct ourselves in the present. In this talk, Scott Cole will reveal how such thinking can affect our thoughts, emotions and behaviour and what impact this has on society.

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Wed 12 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

The Cube • Plaza

The importance of being mobile

They say sitting is the new smoking. We all like to rest, but can too much sitting in our older years impair our quality of life? Join Sandra Agyapong-Badu as she shares her latest research o…

Thu 13 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

The Cube • Plaza

Strange sounds from space

The film Alien may have told you: “In space no one can hear you scream”, but it was wrong - space is full of sound. Become immersed in a cosmic-inspired compilation from The Short Film Festival's SSFX: the anthology film. Hear about the project from those involved and how independent filmmaker…

Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:30

Hull Truck Theatre

Parkinson’s from inside out

People with a health condition are often invited to take part in research as participants, but they can also use their experience to actively shape how this is done. Join a Parkinson’s patient and Ellen Poliakoff

Wed 12 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Migration and the first Britons

What does it really mean to be 'British'? Migration is a hot topic, yet passage in and out of Britain has been occurring for centuries. Join leading experts to discuss recent advancements in understanding our ancient ancestors and ask if we can trace our origins back to those who first migrated into…

Wed 12 Sep • 12:00 – 13:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Finding truth: is science enough?

Science helps us stay informed and make decisions about things like climate change and vaccinations. But in a ‘post-truth’ era of 'alternative facts', is scientific ‘fact’ facing its limitations? Join a panel of experts to discuss whether evidence alone is enough, or if emotions and worldvie…

Fri 14 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Lecture Theatre 2 • Allam Medical Building

CSI of the sea

Join the ZSL team, Rob Deaville, Matthew Perkins and Charlotte Coales, for a unique opportunity to watch a live cetacean dissection. Explore why whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) …

Wed 12 Sep • 19:30 – 21:00

Learning Centre • The Deep

Arctic climate change: a people’s story

In Arctic Norway, the Sami communities are reindeer herders who are close to nature and dependent on the land. However, their lives are already being affected by climate change, which has taken hold in northern latitudes the fastest. In this captivating talk, their compelling stories about our chang…

Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

Digging the dirt on the world’s oldest fossils

What are the earliest fossils? How did Earth transition from a microbial world to the one we're familiar with today? Unfortunately, our fossil record is biased towards organisms with hard shells and skeletons, which evolved 3 billion years after life on Earth began, so it's hard to answer these ques…

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Drunk Witness

Many violent incidents in the UK involve alcohol. Can people provide accurate testimonies about what they observed while under the influence? Heather Flowe reviews the research to da…

Fri 14 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

A song of ice and fire

Go on a journey with Ashley King, from the birth of the solar system to the present day. Using samples from primitive asteroids once formed in the cold, outer regions of early stars…

Fri 14 Sep • 16:00 – 17:00

The Cube • Plaza

Britain’s first superfast train

Do you want to travel at near supersonic speeds in a vacuum tube? This could soon become a reality as a revolutionary train network, the Hyperloop, is already in development. These trains could reach speeds of over 700 mph. Join SpaceX pod competition finalists and Virgin Hyperloop One winners,

Fri 14 Sep • 14:00 – 15:00

The Cube • Plaza

What would you leave behind?

How would you react in a city-wide disaster? Warmer and drier weather conditions mean there are an increasing number of wildfires and their proximity to cities result in thousands of communities being entrapped once they break out. Check your own reactions to an extreme event while

Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

The Exorcist

Upon its release in 1973, The Exorcist provoked an outcry about the psychological influence of film. Meanwhile, medical journals reported and sought to scientifically explain numerous cases of 'possession' triggered by the film. Join us for a special screening and panel discussion exploring this cu…

Thu 13 Sep • 19:30 – 22:00

Hull Truck Theatre

The Deep late

Take a journey with us to explore The Deep after hours and plunge from the sunlight to midnight zones of the big blue. Grab a drink at the bar, immerse yourself in ocean-themed stories and get hands on with the most exciting sea-life research happening in the local area (and beyond), all whilst surr…

Multiple dates

The Deep

Lord Prescott: climate change, science and me

Over 20 years ago, John Prescott was handed the reins to one of the most important negotiations to tackle global climate change: the Kyoto Summit. The former deputy prime minister had no formal science background but successfully worked with scientists and politicians on the world stage to establish…

Wed 12 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

When eating becomes a disorder

Anorexia and bulimia have always been in and out of the headlines; but weight is not always the measure of an eating disorder and there is little discussion in the media of the reality – that it is a hidden mental health problem. Join psychologist Sophie Rae as she shares what can…

Fri 14 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Teaching Room 2 • Brynmor Jones Library

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

Wed 12 Sep • 19:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Hellblade: tackling psychosis stereotypes

Making a video game about a female warrior living with psychosis is risky. The creators of BAFTA award-winning game Hellblade tried to do just that, and worked with scientists and those living with psychosis to explore new and positive ways of representing the mental condition. Join creative directo…

Fri 14 Sep • 19:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

The Huxley Debate: what do we do about ocean plastics?

Over the last 12 months, the UK has seen a dramatic shift in public opinion and interest over our consumption of plastics. Plastic was seen as a wonder material in the 1950s but we are now waking up to its problems. The UK is reliant on cheap, throwaway plastic packaging, and the durability of the m…

Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Bounceback to the future

Join The Warren’s spoken word collective Bounceback, as they turn their attention to science and respond to the theme of science fiction and the future. Come and hear about their visions of how science and technology have and could change ou…

Fri 14 Sep • 18:30 – 19:30

Live Arts Space • Ferens Art Gallery

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

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

The human beatbox

Join 4 x UK beatboxing champion Grace Savage and neuroscientist Carolyn McGettigan as they d…

Fri 14 Sep • 20:30 – 21:30

Live Arts Space • Ferens Art Gallery

Resilient reefs

Rising sea temperatures are having a huge impact on coral reefs. But some corals are fairing better than others, giving a glimmer of hope for their future. Could a better understanding of their resilience mechanisms provide the answers to their salvation?

Tue 11 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Hunting for a Huntington’s treatment

From striving to improve the quality of life for patients with Huntington’s disease using brain-training, to advocating for public and patient involvement in research for the disease, Emma Yhnell continually pu…

Wed 12 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Can astronomy save Earth’s species?

By combining astronomy and drone technology to detect animals in real-time during the day or night, Claire Burke is spearheading the field …

Fri 14 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

In the driving seat: what’s the risk with epilepsy?

A ‘one-size fits all’ approach is often given to those living with epilepsy, but armed with statistics, Laura Bonnett sought to change this. By investigating the risk of epileptic seizures base…

Fri 14 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Shedding light on baby brain injury

Old technology is shedding new light on baby brain injury, promising to make the world a safer place for newborn babies and their families.

Brain injury is a leading cause of mortality in newborns, but detection and monitoring is no easy feat. However,

Thu 13 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

The weight of expectation

Socioeconomic inequality and obesity are intricately linked. A war has been declared on the ‘obesity epidemic’ and society often places blame on the individual for their condition. But what does this mean for the most vulnerable? Sociologist

Tue 11 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall