Leeds & West Yorkshire

British Science Festival comes to Bradford

Large Hadron Collider
Image caption Scientists hope the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland will lead to a great scientific discovery

The British Science Festival is coming to Bradford.

Over 200 events are taking place in West Yorkshire from Saturday, 10 September to Thursday, 15 September 2011.

In the run up to the festival BBC Radio Leeds is going to explore some of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time but also ask 'What's the catch?'

Every day on the station's Breakfast with Martin and Katherine a different expert will discuss the pros and cons of the internet, nuclear fission, agriculture, the discovery of oil and genetics.

Listeners will get the chance to join in the debate and vote on which invention poses the greatest threat to the planet.

Take part

You can take part by texting 81333 and starting your message with the word Leeds then typing

  • Science A - for the internet
  • Science B - for agriculture
  • Science C - for the discovery of oil
  • Science D - for genetic engineering
  • Science E - for nuclear fission

BBC Radio Leeds will announce the 'winning' discovery on the Thursday, 15 September.

BBC Radio Leeds Science Poll Terms and Conditions

1. Voting will open at 06:30 BST on Monday, 5 September 2011 and close at 12:00 BST on Thursday, 15 September 2011.

2. Listeners can vote for their chosen scientific discovery carrying the biggest threat to the planet by texting 81333 with the word SCIENCE followed by the letter of your choice in discovery. Texts will be charged at your network operator's standard message rate.

3. Listeners cannot vote by any other method. Only one vote per listener will be permitted.

4. Any votes received outside the announced voting times or in excess of the one vote per listener cap will not count but any costs applied for voting using the methods above will still be charged.

5. It is hoped to announce the result during the British Science Festival. In any event the result will be posted online.

6. There will be no prize for anyone taking part in the vote.

7. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify entries or suspend voting if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting. The BBC has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion.

8. If, for any reason, one of the voting methods fails, the vote may be suspended or a contingency plan may be actioned. In the unlikely event of a tie a contingency plan will be actioned.

9. The BBC reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend this vote at any time.

10. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider, postal operator, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

11. Please note that any BBC staff member or anyone who is directly connected in any way with the production of the programme is not eligible to vote.

12. The voting accords with the BBC's code of conduct for voting: BBC Code of Conduct Voting.

13. The BBC will only ask for your vote and phone number which will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The BBC will only use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition and will over ever keep your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfil those purposes. Please see the BBC Privacy Policy at www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

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