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More details - 11th World Congress and Expo on  Recycling
Conference Series expanded with the support from scientific societies and opens its arm to conduct global medical and healthcare meetings.
Edinburgh Scotland
Thu 13 Jun 19

More details - Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture 2019
The School of GeoSciences of the University of Edinburgh has an established annual Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture Series where an internationally renowned natural or social scientist is invited to Edinburgh for a two-day visit to deliver a number of activities inspiring academics, professionals within the field of
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Wed 12 Jun 19

More details - 8th European Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Congress
After the successful completion of Clinical Microbiology 2018 congress, it takes an immense pleasure to welcome you all to the “8th European Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Congress” which will be held at Edinburgh, Scotland on June 12-13, 2019.
Edinburgh
Wed 12 Jun 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 11 Jun 19

More details - The MoonWalk Scotland 2019
Roll up, roll up, The MoonWalk Scotland is coming to town! On Saturday 8th June, join thousands of women and men in brightly decorated circus-themed bras, raising money and awareness for breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk.
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Portobello Market on Saturday 1st June
We’re nearing the end of spring, and summer is on it’s way, which means it must be Portobello Market in June! The next market is on Saturday 1st June, from 9.30 to 1.30, in Brighton Park, Portobello.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 1 Jun 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Charles Piazzi Smyth 200
Marking the bicentenary of Scottish Astronomer Royal and polymath Charles Piazzi Smyth’s birth, this special exhibition presents the story of this extraordinary man whose pioneering work at Calton Hill has changed the practice of astronomy across the world.
Calton Hill Nelson Monument
Thu 30 May 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Microscopes: Nature Revealed
From the simple pocket microscopes of the 18th century to the precision instruments of today, the microscope has been fundamental in improving our understanding and revealing the wonders of the natural world.
National Museum of Scotland Unknown
Mon 27 May 19

More details - Edinburgh (Penicuik) Spring Foraging Courses
This course is a simple foraging walk where we expect to be able to identify a selection of edible and poisonous wild plants, mushrooms flowers and fruits. We’ll also be providing a wild food based meal at the end of the course to include some of what we find.
The Flotterstone Inn, Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Fri 24 May 19

More details - Kendal Mountain Festival Tour Edinburgh
Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour. Join us for an evening packed full of amazing films and awe-inspiring talks from some of the world’s most impressive adventurers.
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
Sun 19 May 19

More details - Kema Sikazwe’s Shine
Actor, rapper, singer and rising star Kema Sikazwe (I, Daniel Blake), also known as Kema Kay, will make his powerful stage debut in Shine. This world premiere is written and performed by Sikazwe and features seven new songs written specially for the show.
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street
Thu 16 May 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 14 May 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Hopetoun House 5k
Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Sun 12 May 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Hopetoun House 10k
Race for Life 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 10k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Sun 12 May 19

More details - W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. See all your favourite W3L wrestlers! Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh
Fri 10 May 19

More details - Breathe With Ease
Learn how to improve the moveability of your ribs, chest and abdomen to make breathing easier. As we begin to let go of ingrained patterns of muscular holding we often feel calmer and more at ease.
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh
Sun 5 May 19

More details - Portobello Market in May
Spring has sprung and on Saturday 4th May the Portobello Market bounces back into action (see what I did there?!). Gates open at Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, at 9.30am, and we run until 1.30pm.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 4 May 19

More details - Effortless Walking
Discover how the everyday activity of walking can become pleasurable and powerful by learning to pay attention to more parts of your body in motion.
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh
Sat 4 May 19

More details - The Labyrinth Challenge
THE WORLD’S LONGEST, CONTINUOUS, INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE! It’s coming to Dalkeith Country Park on the 4th and 5th May 2019. It’s the perfect day out – for family fun, competing with friends or pitting yourself up against your colleagues – be prepared to enjoy and be silly.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 4 May 19

More details - Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley
Clarsach virtuoso and acclaimed composer Savourna Stevenson has joined forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve Kettley in a duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 2 May 19

More details - Gnoss
A dynamic quartet of fiddle,flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackles energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (The Living Tradition).
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 30 Apr 19

More details - Tradfest
Edinburgh Tradfest returns for 2019, kicking off at the Queen’s Hall on Friday 26 April with live music from anarchic Irish folk band Lankum. Tradfest was originally launched in 2013, as a festival showcasing the very best in traditional arts.
Edinburgh (Various): The Queen’s Hall; Traverse Theatre; The Scottish Storytelling Centre
Fri 26 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - How Smart are Smart Devices?
Each day we add more smart devices to our lives from doorbell cameras linked to apps, online fridges ordering food and smart watches telling us when to exercise.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sun 21 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Apple of My Eye
Sometimes loving something can have unintended consequences. Threats to the Scottish wildcat through crossbreeding with domestic moggies have been a concern for years, but wild plants face the same problems. Our love of apples could be pushing one of Scotland’s rarest native trees towards extinction.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Lecture Theatre
Sun 21 Apr 19

More details - The Greatest Showman - Fort Douglas' Open Air Cinema
We cannot wait. Fort Douglas is hosting its very first open-air cinema this Easter and our films need no introduction. The Greatest Showman will screen on Easter Saturday evening. This modern classic, inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, has one of the most memorable soundtracks of this century.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Toy Story - Fort Douglas' Open Air Cinema
We are very excited. Fort Douglas is hosting its very first open-air cinema this Easter and our films need no introduction.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - A Lakeside View on Mars
On Earth, wherever we find water we find life. But is this true on other planets? Tiny blips in scanning the surface of Mars have led to the discovery of a liquid lake under the ice cap.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Aliens of the Deep
Take part in a wild workshop thanks to the Marine Conservation Society. Find out more about deep-sea animals and the adaptations that help them survive in the depths then get creative and design your own ’alien of the deep’. For ages 7–11. Workshop must be booked upon arrival.
Dynamic Earth
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - An Afternoon of Music and Mathematics
Hear a tuba playing music inspired by maths and find out how three amazing collaborators work together to create a mathematical auditory sensation. Lasse Rempe-Gillen works in the area of dynamical systems and Jack Adler-McKean works primarily as a tubist, promoting his instrument to the contemporary musical world.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sat 20 Apr 19

More details - Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
Easter, kids and crafting – it’s a merry mix. Make it even more fun for mum and dad by losing the apres-craft mess factor from your home. Instead, bring them along to Restoration Yard’s Easter egg painting workshop where kids can take their egg creativity to the max with glitter, paint and cute animal accessories.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Story of How We Became Us
Things that were once thought to be unique human behaviour are being discovered in the animal kingdom. From tools and fashions to fire and art – what does it mean to be human when animals can do it too? How special are we really?
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Science of Egyptian Mummification: A No-Brainer?
Dr Stephen Buckley of York University’s Mummy Research Group explores the latest ground-breaking research on how the ancient Egyptians dealt with death by challenging the misunderstandings which have clouded much of our knowledge and understanding of Egyptian mummification.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Fort Douglas Easter Weekend Egg Hunt
Things to do with the kids this Easter It’s sometimes tricky to find the perfect thing to do with kids on Easter weekend in and around Edinburgh. We are so tempted to say we’ve cracked it (eek we just did). But we really have.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Ivo Kohler Experience
Peer through the back of a large eye to see how an eyeball projects an image of the world onto your retina. Learn about the amazing Ivo Kohler and the Innsbruck upside down experiment before testing a pair of upside down goggles for yourself.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Medical Frontiers: From Science to Future Medicine
Join our biomedical research scientists to find out how science and new technologies are advancing the frontiers of future medicine. Explore inside your cells, heart and brain, learn how bodies function and discover the challenges of tackling disease in a technology led, data-driven world.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Fri 19 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Motor Neurone Disease Research Revolution
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological illness with an average life expectancy of 20 months from diagnosis. MND has no cure and it can affect anyone at any time.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - St Kilda’s Secrets: A Minecraft Adventure
Unlock St Kilda’s secrets for the first time in Minecraft! On World Heritage Day, explore a digital reconstruction of one of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites and experience life on the extreme western frontier of Europe.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Wildlife and Soils That Call Scotland Home
Ever thought about where your morning bowl of porridge comes from? Or which birds and wildlife make our farmland their home? With 75% of the UK’s land used for agriculture, what happens on this land is vital for us and for wildlife.
Dynamic Earth Stratosphere
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Truth About Fat
We are getting fat and sick in increasing numbers and it’s placing a devastating burden on our healthcare systems. Scientists are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster. But what’s to blame?
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Launching St Kilda’s Secrets
Witness the launch of a digital version of Hirta, a remote island one hundred miles north-west of Scotland. On World Heritage Day, experience life on the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago and learn how this Minecraft map was developed.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Art and Science of the Mind
Join psychologist Dr Dhanraj Vishwanath to discover the links between cognitive science and art. With a background in architecture, design and cognitive science, Vishwanath explores cognitive neuroscience research that unpicks complex mental processes underlying the creation and appreciation of art.
Urbane Art Gallery Urbane Art Gallery
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Robots Exhibition
From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
National Museum of Scotland
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Natural Sciences Collection Tour
From minuscule insects to mighty whales, the National Museums’ Natural Sciences collection documents the incredible diversity of life on Earth. Join curators and conservators to tour selected highlights of this remarkable collection.
National Museums Collection Centre National Museums Collection Centre
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Sourcing Healthy Food as the World Changes
Global demand for food continues to grow and we are more concerned than ever that food should be safe and nutritious. Climate change predictions highlight serious challenges for future food production, but in the meantime agriculture makes a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Lecture Theatre
Thu 18 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Heart of the Brain
How much of what we do is really governed by reason? Renowned neuroscientist Prof Gareth Leng considers the extent to which one small structure of the neuroendocrine brain, the hypothalamus, influences what we do, how we love and who we are. Discover how the brain is very much at the heart of what makes us human.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Angela Melitopoulos: Researcher in Residence
Join us to investigate lenses: instruments that correct and expand the frontiers of vision, focus light to form images and (re)produce our perception of the world around us.
Collective
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Félix Rabin - Set to rock Edinburgh next Month!
The French 23 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist was inspired by musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd.....his style embodies these influences and with inventive riffs and moody melodies,this is contemporary rock at its best!
Bannermans, 212 Cowgate
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Revealing Scotland’s Cold-Water Coral Reef
Did you know that Scotland has its own coral reefs? Scientists from the University of Edinburgh will help you learn more about these amazing reefs with a selection of interactive, sensory activities. Touch real specimens and find out just what these reefs can do for us and why we should care about them.
Dynamic Earth Stratosphere
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Future of Cyber Security, Data and AI
Hosted by leading technologist, Sharon Moore, cyber expert Prof Bill Buchanan discusses the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence. Our world is changing fast and we are moving into an information age. Unfortunately, many of our systems can not be trusted and our new world provides increased threats against our privacy.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - 100 Things to Know About Space
Join the Usborne Fact Force as they take you on a fascinating journey to outer space, followed by a big space quiz at the end. Did you know the snow on Mars is square? That there’s a cloud in outer space that tastes like raspberries? Do you know how to escape a black hole?
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Future is Robot
What role will robots play in our lives? Join writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness to examine how design and programming decisions made today will affect our relationships with robots in the future.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Being a Woman in Science: Changed Times?
When so many female scientists have changed our understanding of the world and yet around half the UK population struggles to name a woman in science, questions need to be asked! What attracts women to science, what are their experiences and why are they not more visible?
Royal Society of Edinburgh Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - It's My Turn!
Ellie struggles to talk to her parents because she just can’t get her timing right; either she interrupts them or they’ve moved on.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Delving into Deep Earth, Exploring our Final Frontier
The UK Geoenergy Observatories project invites you to explore the fascinating secrets of the geological underworld and talk to experts from the British Geological Survey and Professor of Geoscience Communication, Prof Iain Stewart.
Dynamic Earth Stratosphere
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Communicating the Hidden Commons
BBC’s The Power of the Planet presenter Prof Iain Stewart explores the challenges of understanding the underground. The geological subsurface represents one of Earth’s major commons and is a natural resource base for much of the human economy.
Dynamic Earth Biosphere
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Giant Cell
Explore hidden microscopic worlds found inside your cells and find out how scientists use fluorescent microscopy to reveal important clues to help us fight disease. Step inside a soft, squishy, ginormous cell and see what you can find using UV light.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Build a Computer
Have you ever built a computer? Grab a screwdriver and have a go. Learn how the components fit together and see if you can start it up. For ages 8-12. Each ticketalso admits one adult who is required to participate.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 4 Seminar Room
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Hands-on Robots
Enjoy fun activities with mobile robots designed by students from Edinburgh Napier University. See how they work and what they can do and do some programming of your own. Parents welcome and encouraged to help.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Big Data Detectives
Join our data scientists to find out how big data is being used in mental health research. Who is at risk of mental illness? What role do genetics and life events play? And could genetic testing help doctors to prescribe you the right drug?
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Secrets of Animal DNA
Scientists in Edinburgh have been studying the DNA of animals for 100 years. Find out how researchers at The Roslin Institute are exploring the genomes of all creatures great and small, to improve the health and welfare of animals and people.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 2
Tue 16 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Early Doors: Build and Break
To provide an accessible environment to members of the autistic community and individuals with complex sensory profiles we are hosting two early doors sessions at the National Museum of Scotland for Build and Break.
National Museum of Scotland Grand Gallery
Mon 15 Apr 19

More details - Love Drama Spring Sensation 2019!
It’s that time of year again - time to open bookings for the Spring Sensation!! ???? Looking for something different for your child to try through the Easter Holidays? Then this is absolutely perfect!
Stoneyhill Community Centre, 5 Stoneyhill Farm Road, Musselburgh
Mon 15 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Further, Faster, Higher
From Concorde to the R.34 airship, discover the science behind the pioneering aircraft in the museum through a technical challenge, family trail and craft activities.
National Museum of Flight National Museum of Flight
Mon 15 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Light Drawing
Scientifically creative and creatively scientific, Light Drawing is an illuminating workshop on the science of light and photography led by science communicator Dr Kathryn Harkup. With a bit of help from science you can sketch and doodle with a light bulb.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
What will the world look like in 2050? Does science still do more good than harm? Will we build new worlds in space? Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees explores some of the themes of his recent book, On the Future: Prospects for Humanity.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Borrowed Time
The biggest single risk factor for the diseases of old age is the ageing process itself. Now geroscience (the science of aging) is uncovering common mechanisms that can be manipulated to prevent or delay a host of these crippling conditions to allow us to remain healthy, active and independent deep into old age.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Justice Syndicate
A top surgeon is accused of a serious crime. Conviction would mean planned operations will not go ahead and the evidence is far from conclusive. Listen to the evidence and make your decision: how will you vote? The Justice Syndicate is a piece of playable theatre putting you in the jury box.
Pleasance Ochil Room
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Game Design Using Xbox Controllers
Time to take control of the game. Using an Xbox controller, learn how to create a range of terrains, worlds and characters, controlling movement, sound and vision using an intuitive icon-based programming language. At the end of the workshop you will have your very own video game to take home and play!
Pleasance Highland Room
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - How Many is Too Many?
Forget climate change, is human overpopulation the biggest threat to the planet? According to Global Footprint Network, a sustainable population for our planet is between 1.5 and 3 billion people, but we are estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Analogue Explorers Workshop
Join us at Collective’s new home on Calton Hill to investigate lenses; instruments that correct and expand the frontiers of vision.
Collective
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Future Politics
Author and practising barrister Jamie Susskind confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? How far should our lives be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems and on what terms?
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
Psychologist Prof Robert Plomin shows the extent to which our genes, personality and physicality are shaped from birth. Looking at the predictive abilities of DNA, Plomin reveals why even nurture is actually nature.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture
The Tam Dalyell Prize for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science recognises and rewards the University of Edinburgh’s outstanding science communicators. This year’s prize is awarded to Dr Steve Brusatte, Reader in Vertebrate Palaeontology.
Playfair Library
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Dine and Debate
In the spirit of the original Oyster Club founded by Adam Smith, Joseph Black and James Hutton, we invite you to discuss some of our most pressing scientific quandaries over supper.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Endometriosis: The Bloody Truth
Endometriosis is an incurable disorder that can take years to diagnose and can cause distressing symptoms like chronic pain and infertility.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Planets and Pulsations: The Kepler and TESS Space Missions
One of the biggest questions humans can ask is, ’are we alone?’ While we can’t answer that just yet, we are closer than ever before thanks to technological advances.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Dinner with Darwin
Our primate ancestors were vegans and our closest relatives, the great apes, have a largely vegetarian diet. So why have humans moved away from living on a diet of plants alone? How did evolution change our eating habits and why do we now cook our food?
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Lecture Theatre
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Sing and Dance in Space and Time with Mr Boom
Mr Boom – the children’s one-man band – arrives from the Moon in the spaceshipImagination. Travel with him on an amazing musical adventure through time and space in an exciting, animated show that features song, dance and audience participation.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Exo-Elements
The discovery of exoplanets outside our solar system has sparked discussion regarding what we know about planetary systems.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Shoot for the Moon
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, join psychologist and author Prof Richard Wiseman in conversation with comedian and broadcaster Helen Keen to investigate the powerful life lessons behind humanity’s greatest achievement.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Science of Baking
Baking is rapidly becoming one of our nation’s favourite (and tastiest) pastimes. Producing beautiful breads and cute cupcakes is rightfully seen as a creative endeavour but it is just as much a science as it is an artform.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Digital Therapist
Could virtual reality treat depression or could a robot companion make you feel better? Our panel, including leading clinical psychologist Prof Daniel Freeman, robotics expert Prof Ruth Aylett and co-developer of the NHS Digital approved Feeling Good: positive mindset app Dr Sheila Ross, explores some of the...
Pleasance Lomond Room
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Treating Patients as People in the NHS
Whether you’ve experienced the service first hand or you know a loved one who has, the NHS has touched the lives of millions. Yet a flurry of conversation continues to surround the healthcare service with some questioning whether it is fit for purpose. Does the NHS place enough focus on the individual?
Pleasance Lomond Room
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Unnatural Selection
Fusing together art, science and history, author and illustrator Katrina van Grouw explores selective breeding – the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man.
Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Sunfall with Jim Al-Khalili
Join eminent physicist and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili in conversation with novelist Lin Anderson for an enlightened discussion about his debut novel, Sunfall.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Heriot-Watt Family Day
Discover the wonders of science and sport, and get hands-on with cutting edge research, spanning robots and virtual reality to bacteria and body parts. As part of Heriot-Watt’s Year of Health, Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre for Sport, transforms into a marathon of discovery.
Oriam
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Ugly Animals: Weird Life Underwater
From fish that use sickening slime as defence to sea cucumbers that fight with their bum, our seas are full of some of the strangest animals in the world. Join biologist and presenter Simon Watt to hear how to help these creatures and our planet survive. Please note the 11am showing will be a relaxed performance.
Pleasance Pleasance Theatre
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Meet Edison: Our Programmable Bot
Meet Edison – our LEGO compatible, programmable bot! Discover basic robotics as you begin by using barcodes to program Edison before moving on to more advanced processes. You can program Edison to move when clapping, communicate with light and music and navigate through a series of maps, obstacles and local landmarks.
Pleasance Highland Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Health Trackers: Help or Hindrance?
As we settle into the digital age, increasing numbers of people are turning to fitness trackers to tell them about their activity and give nudges to help improve their health. Trackers collect a huge amount of data on us, from our date of birth to our daily movements.
Pleasance Quaker Studio
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Unlocking the Secrets of Our Past
Discuss and explore how science, technology and innovation in archaeology are used to unlock secrets of the past, with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s Fellows Dr Lisa Brown and Dr Alison Sheridan, chaired by science author and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Cancelled Event: A Science Skeptacular!
Join the Edinburgh Skeptics Society for an evening of science, music, magic, skepticism and comedy to entertain and make you think. Marvel at magician Dave Alnwick, and guffaw with laughter with stand-up comedian and archaeologist, Paul Duncan McGarrity.
Frankenstein Bier Keller
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Direct Animation Workshop
Join us at Collective’s new home on Calton Hill to investigate lenses; instruments that correct and expand the frontiers of vision. Artist and curator Lydia Beilby leads this hands-on workshop making abstract animations on celluloid film.
Collective
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - EVOLUTION Motor Show
Wondering how your next car will sound? Have you heard about electric cars but have no idea what they look like? Experience them first-hand for free at the EVOLUTION Motor Show on Castle Street. We will have the very latest in innovative plug-in and electric cars from the likes of BMW, Tesla and more.
Castle Street
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Uncertain Frontiers Photography Workshop
Create a stunning photographic image using recycled material! Explore and create, through the use of recycled materials, a world view of topics that science does not always get right.
National Museum of Scotland Learning Centre Level 4, Studio 2
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - The Musical Brain: How Music Helps Dementia
Join Playlist for Life and the University of Edinburgh’s Prevent Dementia project to explore how the power of music can help those with dementia.
National Museum of Scotland Auditorium
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Wild Day Out
Wild adventures await you at Holyrood Park! Explore dramatic landscapes and discover more about the birds and wildlife living in Edinburgh. With face painting, a nature science lab and lots of wildlife themed activities, don’t miss the opportunity to discover your wild side in the heart of the city!
Holyrood Park Education Centre Holyrood Park Education Centre
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Inside a Nuclear Reactor
Come to the planetarium where you can digitally shrink to the size of an atom, journey with EDF Energy to the core of a nuclear reactor and travel where no one has gone before.
National Museum of Scotland Hawthornden Court
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Generation Space
Join the Festival’s Youth Consultation Group as we look to the frontiers we will cross in our lifetimes. We will be coming up with the science that we want to see in the world and the future that we could create through ideas and innovation in science.
Pleasance Upper Hall
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Edinburgh Science Festival - Discover New Worlds Through Creative Writing
For those of us who are not astronauts, there is still a way for us to set foot on new moons and planets for the first time: through our writing!
Pleasance Pentland Room
Sat 13 Apr 19

More details - Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
YOUR CIRCUS is back for 2019. GANDEYS returns with ’The Greatest Show Tour!’ Staged in the fully-heated 1,000-seat Big Top and equipped with theatre-standard lighting, this is the greatest show for all the family! Even bigger! Even more spectacular!
Theatre Big Top, Sighthill Park, Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh
Sat 13 Apr 19

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