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Saturday 01 July 2017

Brighton Pier Takeover For British Science Festival

Brighton Pier will be transformed into a spectacular science showcase during this year's British Science Festival, organisers have announced.

Top scientists, performers and artists from across the country will amaze thrill-seekers at the iconic seaside attraction as part of the annual Festival, which returns to Brighton for the first time in 34 years.

The Festival, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, will take place from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 September.

In venues across the city and at the two universities, thousands of visitors will see hundreds of leading scientists come together to showcase the latest scientific advancements from around the world.

Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, said: 

"From quantum computing, to consciousness science, the reintroduction of species into the wild and the latest wearable technologies, University of Sussex academics are making huge leaps in scientific research and discovery around the world.  

"We can't wait to share our latest findings and carry out some experiments with festival visitors."

Festival-goers will discover the latest in the race to build a super-fast quantum computer, what the future holds for Artificial Intelligence and why one man decided to be the first person to donate his entire genome to the public.

With other events as diverse as an In Conversation discussing the clean eating revolution with Horizon Editor, Steve Crabtree, and TV presenter Dr Giles Yeo, to a film screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, there is something for everyone.

The varied programme of free talks, debates and performances will allow guests to immerse themselves in accessible, cutting-edge and impactful research.

The diversity of the programme reveals that science is not restricted to lab coats; anybody can be a part of it.

The Festival will take place from 5-9 September in Brighton, and provides an opportunity to meet researchers face-to-face and discuss the latest science, technology and engineering. Space for some events is limited, so book now to reserve your place at www.britishsciencefestival.org

by: Mike Cobley




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