THE CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL (June 2012) 

Pillar Room,  Cheltenham Science Festival

Pillar Room,
Cheltenham Science Festival

Parabola Arts Centre,Cheltenham, before “Up, Up and Away” (children/family event)

Parabola Arts Centre,Cheltenham,
before “Up, Up and Away”
(children/family event)

Cheltenham Science Festival  tents and gardens

Cheltenham Science Festival
tents and gardens

THE CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL (June 2012) showcased 26 soundscapes composed by Jean Hasse and Norman Worrall. 
Heard before 30 lectures/presentations, the music soundscapes were designed to create an ambience appropriate both to the lecture topics and to audiences of all ages..
Speakers included Jim Al-Khalili, Vivienne Westwood, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Rev Richard Coles, Kevin Fong, David Shukman and others. 

Soundscapes played before the following lectures (grouped here into categories):

ENVIRONMENT
Does the sun cause climate change?  
The Ecosystems Revolution (7:25)
A Glimpse of Greenland (7:33) 
An Iceberg as big as Manhattan (5:00)
Tomorrow is too late (6:50) 
Wind Power: The Great Debate (7:40)

SCIENCE/GENERAL
Can robots think? 
(3:18) 
Hunt for Higgs Boson (8:15)
Organ regeneration (3:40)
Science of honey (6:10)
Why are we scared of bugs? (7:50) 
Zombie Science (6:55)

SPACE
Alien hunters (6:00) 
Dark Matters 
(4:10) 
Fly like a bird (6:10)  
Generation space: Can we reach the stars? (6:30) 
Generation space: Humans in space (6:55)
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Generation space: Satellites
 (6:55)
Space: 3D 
(5:55)
My tourist guide to the solar system  
Up, Up and Away 
(5:40)

SPIRITUAL
Live in the moment (6:15) 
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Love and Betrayal (7:25)
Playing God (7:50)
What happens when you pray?
 (4:05) 

VARIOUS
Dinosaur 
(6:55) 
Formula One 
(5:40) 
Paradox: the nine enigmas (5:55) 
The re:generative power of sleep (6:45)
Sweet dreams (4:15)