The British Science Festival, hosted by Swansea University and supported by Siemens, takes place between 6 – 9 September, with events on campus and across the city of Swansea.

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British Science Festival imageExpand your horizons with four days of free events, talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum.   Join leading academics to discover, discuss and debate the latest ideas and innovations set to change our future.

The core Festival features a daytime and evening programme (see the Festival’s What’s on page) – and is immediately followed by a Family Weekend, especially for children and families.

Details of events featuring academics from the College of Arts and Humanities are listed below.


Dr Kasia Szpakowska (Department of Classics)
‘The imaginal realm of ancient Egyptian supernatural beings’
Talk:  Tuesday 6 September • 13:00 – 14:00
Room West • Fulton House

Dr Szpakowska will also have a drop-in stand in the ‘Back in Time’ zone in Swansea Museum as part of the Family Weekend (open 11am-4pm on 10 and 11 Sept):  The Demon Creation Station: from Ancient Egypt to Roald Dahl

Dr Anne Lauppe Dunbar (Department of English Literature)
‘Pushing the limits’
Panel Discussion:  Tuesday 6 September • 15:00 – 16:00
Main Lecture Theatre • Faraday Building

Professor Owen Sheers (Research Institute for Arts and Humanities)
‘A Violence of Gifts’
Talk:  Wednesday 7 September • 18:45 - 19:45
Lecture Theatre L • Faraday Building

Professor Nuria Lorenzo Dus (Department of English Language and Linguistics):
‘The truth about online grooming’
Talk:  Thursday 8 September • 16:00 – 17:00
Lecture Theatre M • Faraday Building

Dr Jasmine Donahaye (Department of English Literature)
'The Story Collider'
Performance • Talk:  Thursday 8 September • 19:00 – 21:00
Taliesin Theatre • Taliesin Arts Centre 

Professor David Britton - Director (Department of English Literature)
‘Copenhagen’ by Michael Frayn
Performance:  Friday 9 September • 20:00 – 22:00
Taliesin Theatre • Taliesin Arts Centre