Being human daily

Being human daily

We are into the second weekend of Being Human 2014! Our second Saturday saw events taking place across the UK: from experiments in opera and neuroscience in Birmingham, archaeological digs in Bradford  and the start of a 24 hour twitter-thon in Nottingham. Here’s our snapshot of the Being Human news across the country.

Our day got off to a sensational start, with Being Human featuring of Radio Four’s Today programme.  Ahead of his appearance at the Birmingham Hippodrome for Hearing Wagner this afternoon, Professor Colin Blakemore of the School of Advanced Study discussed the neuroscience of opera and how listening to Wagner messes with your mind! Missed it? Listen again here!

In Bradford, the team behind the AHRC funded Fragmented Heritage project invited people to join them for a day of flint knapping and archaeological excavation, while in Southampton people came together for The Sea and Me, a one-day festival exploring everything from the philosophy of the sea to representations of piracy, slavery and shipwreck. In Oxford, people gathered at the Ashmolean Museum to view an installation drawn from Oxford University’s unique collection of Victorian lantern slides, and enjoyed an evening performance at St Margaret’s Institute bringing the collection to life.

In Nottingham this evening, two Being Human events shed new light on the city’s radical past. Hammer of Defiance, a play abut the Luddite rebellion ran for its second night in the Galleries of Justice Museum: once the Nottingham courthouse. Meanwhile across the city people embarked on Being Arthur, a 24-hour twitter adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Just another day of Being Human!

Being Human team.