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Upcoming Events

Med-Tech Innovation Expo at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on April 25 (free)

The wonderful world of polymer science: from the next generation of solar cells to 3D printing by Paul Topham, Aston Institute of Materials Research on May 3 (free)

Movers & Shakers: Huw Rhys Lewis, Urban Growth Company on Regenerating and Investing in the West Midlands at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel on May 3 (££)

Global Supply Chain Debate at WMG, University of Warwick on May 8

Compassion, Character and the Organisation of Acute NHS Care at Birmingham Medical School on May 16 (free)

Man is the maker of his own Cosmos': Constance Naden's Synthetic Philosophy by Dr Claire Stainthorp (Cardiff University) at the University of Birmingham on May 16 (free)

Celebrating multidisciplinary research in the NHS: Generating evidence for best care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on May 18 (free)

Lunar Society Inspiring Minds: Birmingham – the view from No.10 breakfast with Nick Timothy at the Studio on May 21 (££)

edie Live at NEC, Birmingham from May 22-23 (free)

RSA Birmingham: Fourth Industrial Revolution – Learning and Skills at the Impact Hub on May 23 (free)

Innovation Fest at Millennium Point on May 30 (free)

Café Scientifique: The Deadly Stroke Tsunami by Professor Gregory Lip at the Purecraft Bar on June 5 (free)

Natural products in agrochemical discovery and development by NPRONET – sLoLa in Coventry on June 14 (free)

Transforming places through clean growth by The Energy Systems Catapult at Council House on June 19 (free)

COPD11 Conference at the International Convention Centre Birmingham June 20-21 (£££)

Made in the Midlands Exhibition in the Ricoh Arena on June 21 (free)

Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology Symposium at the University of Birmingham on June 29 (free)

Afternoon Technical Discussion Meeting on the use of elastomers used in transportation in Warwick WMG on June 29 (free)

RSA Engage: Birmingham to discover and support projects on Sept 18

Birmingham Popular Mathematics Lecture with the London Mathematical Society Popular Lectures at the Bramall Concert Hall on September 19 (free)

International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics in Birmingham from October 16-17 (£££)

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