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stewgreen, there is a bit of box ticking, but there are plenty of neutral subjects. The 'African' subject is really about Rooibos tea - very Millennial but not really about Africa. Alice Roberts and Connie Huq are the main celebs there, so it would feature them. The 'celebrity' chef is talking about food poverty - ok she's a fully paid up member of the fruitcake squad from her gender to her politics but she is qualified to talk about cooking on a budget. Indeed, her inclusion as a cooking on the cheap expert might be a bit sexist as it's a bit girly ;-) Plenty of stuff about many modern concerns from gambling to climate change. There are over a 100 events - it's just an awful website for working out what and when.

Bottom line, it's a fairly 21st century student discussion line up. The Malvern festival is more of a town thing than a university event but without getting a complete list from both and ticking off the woke from the rest, I couldn't say which was most free of PC.

But thanks for pointing the event out to me as it explains why the hotel rooms are sky high for that week.

Aug 24, 2019 at 11:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

The British Science Festival events list ..Facebook
10-13 September in Coventry and Warwickshire

A quick glance at the prog shows they are ticking all the minority boxes
Re gay science, Africans, Asians etc
eg : In conversation with Konnie Huq Thursday,12th • 19:30 - 20:30
eg FRI, SEP 13 AT 2 PM Geek girl gamers
eg "Science has a dark history.. perpetuated racism and sexism. In her award-winning books Inferior, and Superior, Angela Saini .."
eg TUE, SEP 10 AT 1 PM Climate Rebellion: looking at the rise of youth-led activism

eg Tackling food poverty Celebrity chef Jack Monroe* has become a champion for cooking on a budget
* bi-gender
eg "Out Thinkers showcases the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their science while truly being themselves."
eg Women, science and feminism Tuesday,10th • 13:00 - 14:00
In post-war Britain, what was it like to be a woman and a scientist?

Then they list about 6-10 non tick-box talks

Meanwhile the Festival of Inovation in Malvern seems less so
Friday 11th October 2019 (morning)

Aug 24, 2019 at 11:02 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Oh Tesla did drop another 5% on Friday
that's unsual cos normally something props up the shares on a Friday afternoon.

Aug 24, 2019 at 9:37 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen
Aug 24, 2019 at 1:01 AM | Registered Commentertomo


Building, trees and powerlines, not to mention active roads and railways notwithstanding...

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

A particularly British sense of humour was required for this:

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:36 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

OK I thought Kevin McCloud's project had already gone belly up
but I was just rembering the 2012 article about the building failures at the triangle

The finance scheme came later in 2015 and the Guardian article gave warnings

A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks
The TV presenter is behind a mini-bond launch seeking backing for social and environmental housing schemes
- Paying 8%-9% to investors arguably isn’t a bad deal when one reads in the offer document that HAB Land has a £2.5m facility with a company called Wittenham Investments that is charging interest at an eye-watering 20% a year. That’s the sort of disclosure that might set alarm bells ringing. It turns out that Wittenham is an investment vehicle owned by Francis Lui, a major investor in HAB Land.

50 people tweeted that article in 2017
i looked for a discussion ..nothing. Not one tweet had a reply

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:27 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:35 PM | It doesn't add up...

The Brazilian Government would be entitled to argue, with equal logic, that France burned Notre Dame, and rainforest self repairs without cost.

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:21 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:14 PM | TinyCO2

Agreed! Gabions are an excellent solution, but from the photos, I can't work out what the problem was, that they were supposed to solve in this instance.

Buildings that win design awards, keep builders in work for years, fixing the problems that were designed and built into them.

If the architects are blaming the original builders of these houses for "simple" things like cracks in walls and pipework leaking into the houses, who took fees for supervising and certifying the quality of the materials and workmanship?

Aug 23, 2019 at 10:14 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Macron's gambit:

I won't ratify the Mercosur agreement because it could undermine French farmers of Amazon forest fires.

A lesson in Brexit.

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

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