Mon 12 December

Frame by Frame

19.00 - 21.30 hrs

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Wednesday 14 December

Set your brain in motion

12.40-13.35 hours

André de Jong and Drs.
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Thursday 15 December

Connected!

21.00 hrs (doors open at

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Mon 19, Tue, 20, Wed 21
December

The Red Turtle

20.00 – 21.20 hrs

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Wednesday 21 December

Next level

12.40-13.35 hrs

Dr. René Glas
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Wednesday 21 December

De Kleine Prijs van Nederland

20.00 hrs

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Wednesday 11 January

Secrets of Superhero Science

12.40 - 13.35 hrs

Dr. Barry Fitzgerald
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Thursday 12 January

Battle for Stukafest

20.00 – 23.00 hrs

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Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18
January

Doctor Strange

20.00 – 22.10 hrs

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Thursday 19 January

So What’s Next? Downtown presents: Awir Leon

20.30 hrs doors open, 21

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Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25
January

Café Society

20.00 – 21.45 hrs

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Mon 30 , Tue 31 January,
Wed 1 February

The wailing

20.00 – 22.30 uur

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Wednesday 23 May
11.45-13.00 hrs

Human enhancement technologies

Speaker: Prof. dr. Ruud ter Meulen

Location: Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

Biotechnologies are generally developed to heal people from severe diseases . However, many of these technologies have the potential to be used beyond the frame of therapy as a way to improve or enhance normal human capacities. Biotechnologies can help to make people think better, to improve their memory and perception, to feel happier, to improve physical skills in sports, music, dance, or to extend the normal human life-span. In view of the potential of biotechnologies (and other technologies like nanotechnologies and information technologies) to change our capacities, there is an ethical debate whether such an enhancement may alter our sense of self, our human nature and our relation with other life forms. Moreover, there is a concern about the impact of these technologies on our society and the position of vulnerable groups. Is enhancement a good thing in itself or will it expose our human nature, our personal life and our society to irreversible damage? Professor Ruud ter Meulen (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol ) addresses some of these questions, particularly those concerning the moral value of enhancement.