British Science Festival: 09/08/16

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The British Science Festival, hosted by Swansea University and supported by Siemens, takes place between 6 – 9 September, with events on campus and across the city of Swansea. Four days of free talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum will take place.

The British Science Festival is the longest-established science Festival in Europe. Organised by the British Science Association (BSA), it grew out of the tradition of the annual meetings of the Association. First held in York in 1831 – and annually at cities across the UK, and further afield, ever since – the annual meeting brought scientists together to discuss their ground-breaking work with one another, across scientific disciplines, and, crucially, with the general public.





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Breastfeeding Uncovered talk

Fri 9th Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre L • Faraday Building


New mothers are bombarded with messages about how to look after their babies. While breastfeeding is universally encouraged, many have difficulty with it, leaving some mothers demoralised and unsure as to why a biologically normal behaviour is so challenging.

Join Amy Brown as she reveals how social and cultural messages can work against new mothers and make breastfeeding seem unmanageable.

Tickets are free but you must book – get them here!