This month Robert Winston explores the themes of his recent book for children, Science Experiments, at the British Science Festival in Bradford.
He will be looking at whether some inventions might have had a detrimental effect on our human progress, and whether this might continue in the future. As well as investigating our very worst ideas, he advocates the merits of scientific progress. Winston believes that our drive to invent and improve the world around us is what makes us human.
The British Science Festival is one of Europe's largest celebrations of science, engineering and technology, with over 250 events, activities, exhibitions and trips taking place over a week in September. The Festival is unique as it moves to a different location around the UK every year. In the last few years it has taken place in York, Liverpool, Guildford and Birmingham and in 2012 it will be visiting Aberdeen in Scotland.
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