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University of Birmingham

November 2019

21st Century Body

November 21, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Join author and TV broadcaster Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science) as she debates evolving beauty demands and body ownership with an interdisciplinary panel of fellow University of Birmingham researchers. From ever-changing beauty ideals to increasingly complex questions about the property rights of human bio-materials, '21st Century Body' offers a participatory, thought-provoking ride through contemporary ethical and moral questions relevant to us all. Alice will be joined by: Professor Heather Widdows (Philosophy): Drawing on her recent book, Perfect…

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Telling the Other Story

November 23, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Electric Cinema, 47–49 Station Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4DY United Kingdom
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This screening of the documentary Some Stories will show what happened when fifteen Birmingham teenagers met fifteen Limerick teenagers in 2018 to swap stories from one another’s lives. One year on, these teenagers will reunite onstage after the screening to reveal its impact. In November 2018, 15 teenagers from Birmingham and 15 teenagers from Limerick were brought together to forge connections by telling each other’s stories. Amidst the endless talk of borders and backstops, of divisions and differences, the timing…

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