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Sunday 24 September - Barker's Pool

11.00am - 5.00pm

DEMONSTRATION: Food Footprints

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

Some foods have larger carbon footprints than others. At the Food Footprints stall, you’ll be able to measure and compare the carbon footprint of commonly eaten foods and sample an eco-friendly alternative food source: edible bugs!

11.00 - 11.20am

How Well Can People with Dementia Live in Extra Care Housing?

Katey Twyford

In extra-care housing, everyone has their own apartment and access to community facilities such as a café, restaurant or shop. Care is available when needed. But is it the best place for people with dementia? Katey Twyford has been researching the issue.

11.30 - 11.50am

Talking Toilets: Everyday Life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Lauren White

IBS is thought to affect about 20 per cent of the population. But as a society, it is often not talked about. Lauren White attempts to unpack the silences around our bowels and how people live with IBS.

12.00 - 12.20pm

Could New Technology Prevent Preterm Birth?

Brenda Narice

Dr Brenda Narice on a project to develop new technology that could help predict preterm births and save lives.

12.30 - 12.50pm

Star Trek Style Healing for Chronic Wounds

Aimee Paskins

Tablet computers, video calls, universal language translators. They were all predicted by Star Trek. Now the external healing device is here! Aimee Paskins explains how low- intensity ultrasound can be used to heal chronic wounds.

1.30 - 1.50pm

Too Much of a Good Thing: Portion Sizes for Preschool Children

Samantha Caton

Could smaller portions be an effective way to tackle obesity in children? Samantha Caton, lecturer in public health, has done the research.

2.00 - 2.20pm

No Self Control No Problem: Five Healthy Eating Hacks

Rachel Evans

Wish you could eat better but don’t have the will power? Changing your lifestyle doesn’t have to be an epic battle with temptation. These five simple tricks can help you maintain a healthy diet with minimal effort.

2.30 - 2.50pm

The Story of English DNA

Eran Elhaik

Think you know where your ancestors came from? DNA data from skeletons links 5th-century Britons to Denmark and Rome. Eran Elhaik reveals new advances in science that can help us reconstruct the colonization of Europe since 12,000 BC.

3.00 - 3.20pm

Accents and Judgements: Why There is No Wrong Way to Speak

Hannah Leach

Imagine being bullied or discriminated against because of your accent. It should never happen, right? But accent prejudice exists, and it’s more common that you’d think. Linguist Hannah Leach
explains where it comes from – and why it’s nonsense.

3.30 - 3.50pm

Climate Change on Social Media: Who Talks About What in the Era of Trump Politics?

Suay Ozkula

In the era of Trump, climate change is becoming more and more politicised. But who’s talking about it? And where? Suay Ozkula presents a visualisation of global social media activity that tracks
the debate as it unfolds.

4.00 - 4.20pm

Bioenergy: A Graphic Introduction

Karen Finney

POW! Scientists from the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub present a new comic about bioenergy. Could this be the energy of the future? Get the facts in an accessible format with plenty of ZAP!

4.30 - 4.50pm

Is Your Yorkshire Pudding Sustainable?

Christian Reynolds

Is our passion for roast beef and Yorkshires bad for the planet? Agri-food expert Christian Reynolds examines a British classic, its journey from field to plate and its impact on the environment.