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More details - Save the Children's Mixed Foursomes Golf Tournament  2019
Save the Children will be hosting their 37th annual mixed foursomes golf tournament for the first time at Turnhouse Golf Club on the 18th of August 2019. This is a hugely popular event and to date has raised over £320,000 for children in the UK and throughout the world.
Turnhouse Golf Club, Turnhouse Road, Corstorphine Edinburgh
Sun 18 Aug 19

More details - Edinburgh Summer Foraging Courses
These Summer foraging courses are less than 10 miles from the centre of Scotland’s beautiful Capital. We’ll be meeting at The Flotterstone Inn, a welcoming country pub on the edge of the picturesque Pentland Hills.
The Flotterstone Inn, Milton Bridge (A702 Biggar Road), Penicuik
Fri 16 Aug 19

More details - Love Drama Summer Extravaganza 2019!
Love Drama Camps are a fun, five day experience in St Peter’s Church Hall Musselburgh, East Lothian during selected selected school holidays. The camps are attended by children from East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, The Borders and Fife.
St Peter’s Church Hall High St, Musselburgh
Mon 5 Aug 19

More details - Scotland Summer Camp 2019  | British Youth Music Theatre
Musical Theatre Summer Camps are fun-filled 6-day summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training for anyone aged 11-17 looking to explore their potential and develop their acting, singing and dancing abilities.
merchiston castle school ,294 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh
Mon 5 Aug 19

More details - Portobello market in August
Wow, it’s scorchio! Get that sunscreen on! And it’s not just the temperature that’s hot . . . Saturday 3rd August is Portobello Market day!!
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 3 Aug 19

More details - Truckfest Scotland
Truckfest returns to Edinburgh! Join us for a great family fun filled weekend with monster trucks, stunt bike action, childrens characters, celebrity guests and hundreds of trucks on show!
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh,
Sat 3 Aug 19

More details - Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt
A brand-new show for 2019! Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy locate the Ghostly Farting Monk and save the Kingdom of Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low-Flying Gnomes?
Le Monde (Venue 47), 16 George Street, Edinburgh
Fri 2 Aug 19

More details - Creative Conversations Exhibition with Photographer Ellie Morag
This August, Eden Locke plays host to Creative Conversations – an innovative, cross art-form portrait exhibition profiling individual leading the way in the Scottish creative industry.
Eden Locke 127 George Street Edinburgh
Thu 1 Aug 19

More details - Collapsible
Collapsible (winner of VAULT Festival 2019’s Origin Award for Outstanding New Work) is a funny, furious new monologue about holding on in this collapsing world, by award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry (Porcelain, Abbey Theatre), directed by Thomas Martin (Ross and Rachel).
2 Assembly Place
Wed 31 Jul 19

More details - The Queer House: Pink lemonde and Since U Been Gone
An exciting double bill between HighTide and The Queer House sees Since U Been Gone by Teddy Lamb and Mika Johnson’s Pink Lemonade alternate performances every day.
2 Roxburgh Place
Wed 31 Jul 19

More details - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass
Following a highly successful run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and an extensive UK tour, Captain Flinn is back and is, once again, ready for a rollicking adventure!
Pleasance Courtyard (One), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 31 Jul 19

More details - An international Conference on Cancer Science & Stem Cell research
Conference on Cancer Science & Stem cell Research ” This congress will assemble recent researches & findings, oral talks, poster presentation ,Exhibition & other issues in Cancer science from July 29 - 30th, 2019 in Diamond city Amsterdam , Netherlands.
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mon 29 Jul 19

More details - The Three Inch Fools Present: Macbeth
Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play, Macbeth. The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays across the UK.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Thu 11 Jul 19

More details - Free dementia advice event at Edinburgh care home
On Thursday 11th July, from 2pm-4pm, Care UK’s Murrayside on South Beechwood will open its doors for the Understanding Dementia event. Dementia specialist Dr Nori Graham will be on hand to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia.
Murrayside 34 South Beechwood Edinburgh
Thu 11 Jul 19

More details - CHAS Teddy Bears' Picnic
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big… fun-filled family day out in Fort Douglas. Come along, bring your teddy, because today’s the day we would like you to help us raise vital funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – our charity partner.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Wed 10 Jul 19

More details - Evening of International Music: Edinburgh
Join us in the enchanting setting of Greyfriars Kirk. Come along to experience the breathtaking sounds created by our performance groups hailing from South Africa, the USA and Canada. Special guests: The Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Society.
Greyfriars Kirk, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mon 8 Jul 19

More details - Portobello Market in July
It’s the start of the holidays!!!! Let’s get in the mood and celebrate with a coffee at the Portobello Market and browse the stalls. The next market is on Saturday 6th July, from 9.30 to 1.30, in Brighton Park, Portobello. Check out the PEDAL website for a list of all traders attending.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 6 Jul 19

More details - Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities
Get the kids outdoors this summer and away from the screens with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park. If you’re searching for things to do with the kids during the holidays you’ll find extra activities to take part in, all included in your entry fee.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 29 Jun 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Holyrood 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.
Holyrood Park, Queens Drive
Sun 23 Jun 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Holyrood 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.
Holyrood Park, Queens Drive
Sun 23 Jun 19

More details - Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show is the ultimate celebration of the Country’s best in farming, food, and rural life. Come along this June to get up close to the finest farmyard animals, sample some exceptional Scottish food and drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Thu 20 Jun 19

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

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