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The Power of Smell

Hosted by Guerilla Science Mice can undergo smell-induced abortions. Horses can tell how related they are to other horses by sniffing them. What about humans? Encounter the sensational power of smell with scientist Ed Bracey as he explores how our marvellous brains interpret scent, how we compare with other animals and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Power of Smell

Hosted by Guerilla Science Mice can undergo smell-induced abortions. Horses can tell how related they are to other horses by sniffing them. What about humans? Encounter the sensational power of smell with scientist Ed Bracey as he explores how our marvellous brains interpret scent, how we compare with other animals and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Theatre of Dissection

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation The nineteenth century marked the golden age of death in art. Built on the dead bodies of the poor, Dr Richard Barnett of the Welcome Trust, tells the story of this revolution in medical art and the challenges in bringing these sometimes disturbing images to a wider…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Tricky Tudors.

  • 12:30

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Ancient Egypt: A River Runs Through It.

  • 12:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Old Masters at the Burrell.

  • 12:30
…and 5 more dates until 28 Aug

Wee Science: How do Children Understand the World?

Dr Rabagliati and Dr Doumas discuss how children develop an understanding of the world around them.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

  • 10:00 – 11:00
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Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Been inspired by the BBC TV show to learn more about your family history? Come along and get started on your family tree with the aid of a wealth of expert advice.

March And District Museum

Sat 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £3 ( £2) / 01354 655300

NEC, Birmingham

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

£14 (under 16s free) / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Sat 30 Aug

£14 (under 16s free) / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Sun 31 Aug

£14 (under 16s free) / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

Join Phil Lusby at the stunning Dawyck Botanic Garden for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Dawyck

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 01721 760254

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Women’s Heritage Walks

The Glasgow Women's Library leads these walks in various areas around the city, which unearth local histories that aren't commemorated on plaques and celebrate historical figures who aren't immortalized in statutes. Tickets must be purchased in advance as guides aren't able to handle money; contact the library for…

Merchant City, Glasgow

Sat 9 Aug

£7.50 / 0141 550 2267

Today: Women of the Merchant City – Explore the scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival of Glasgow's famous quarter.

  • 14:00 – 16:00