Since the British Science Festival’s programme of events for the 2014 festival is now online, you can search through it to find all the mathematical/maths-related events which will be taking place this September in Birmingham. But this is a full-service maths blog, and so you don’t have to because **we’ve done it for you**. (If you’d rather take a look yourself, the full listing is on the BSA website).

#### Saturday 6 September 2014

- 10:00-11:30 From Dürer to sudoku: 500 years of recreational maths; organised by Peter Rowlett
- Paper folding and problem solving workshop (Various times throughout the day); Katie Steckles (Think Maths)
- 10:00-17:00 Giant Drawing Machines; Nick Sayers
- 12:00-13:00 The Darwin Award Lecture: What Can Maths Tell Us about How an Animal is Feeling?; Lisa Collins
- 15:00-16:00 The Improbability Principle; David Hand

#### Sunday 7 September 2014

- 10.00-11.00 Seventeen or Bust: Solving hard mathematical problems with your help!; Iain Bethune
- 10:00-17:00 Giant Drawing Machines; Nick Sayers
- 13:30 – 14:30 Sex, maths and the brain: Where have all the girl scientists gone?; Gina Rippon
- 16:00-17:30 When Fridges Attack: Big Data Meets Intelligent Machines (2014 Mathematical Sciences Presidential Lecture); Peter McOwan, Louis McCallum

#### Monday 8 September

- 11:00-12:00 Pocket Doctor; Max Little
- 19:30-22:00 Festival of the Spoken Nerd; featuring Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney

#### Wednesday 10 September

- 13:00-14:00 Life Saving Mathematics; Thomas Wooley, Helen Byrne and Gary Mirams

#### Thursday 11 Septmber

- 12:00-13:00 The Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture: Our Dynamical Sun: a 21st Century view; Ineke De Moortel

In addition, The Young People’s Programme runs all week and includes:

**Modular Arithmetic** by Joe Watkins

**Maths Saves Lives** by Louise Orpin

**Codes and Codebreaking** by Corneliu Hoffman

**Designing and Making a Calculator** by David Leppinen

**Using Maths to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse** by Sara Jabbari

**Using Maths to Win at Gameshows** by Simon Goodwin

#### Further Reading

Public Programme Search, on the BSA website