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Festival of Social Sciences
Venues across the UK, 5th to 12th November
This annual event, hosted by the Economic and Social Research Council, serves up an intellectual menu of astonishing variety. In Colchester, you can find out how social science experiments are conducted; in Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, researchers are out to trick and distract you, to demonstrate the fallibility of perception. There is a Bloomsbury walking tour, plus events on social media, teenage diet and whether Britain should apologise for its colonial past.
Café Scientifique: Remote Control Healing
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, 21st November
Dr Alicia El-Haj of Keele University is developing ways to inject stem cells and guide them inside the body to carry out repairs. Come and find out more about her work at this popular public salon, which encourages audience dialogue and discussion.