7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition




Monday 2nd October 2017 (evening)

 Lewis Lecture Theatre, Malvern College, WR14 3DF 

The event was free for all to attend. 




Arrival & Seating 



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Science and technology – the goal-driven golem

We have achieved amazing technological developments through scientific discovery. But there is a real danger if we try to direct scientific study purely with practical applications in mind. All the evidence is that the best breakthroughs come when we let scientists explore freely.

Brian Clegg is the author of numerous popular science books, with topics ranging from infinity to 'how to build a time machine.' He has also written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Nature, BBC History, The Times, The Observer, The Wall Street Journal and Physics World. He has given sell-out lectures at the Royal Institution in London and has spoken at various festivals and events including the Cheltenham Festival of Science. He has also contributed to radio and TV programmes, and recently appeared with the Robert Peston teaching him quantum theory and took part in the University Challenge Christmas Special. Brian has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.






Networking & #WorcestershireHour tweet-up



Every Monday evening from 8-9pm #WorcestershireHour connects local businesses, charities and the communities across Worcestershire with an active Twitter following of over 15,000 local accounts. We'll be tweeting live from this event, so join us to meet others face-to-face from the network.

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Subject to change.


2017 Festival Sponsors

2017 Festival Supporters