Days out, Science

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Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis. Learn how and when to sow seed, divide plants and learn how we grow Meconopsis at RBGE. Taught by Alan Elliott.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun

Lecture Room 2

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

Board Games with a Science-y Twist!

Enjoy an afternoon of science-inspired board games that will give you the chance to tackle climate change, cure diseases or prevent lab explosions. Drop in for anything from 15 minutes of dice-throwing and collecting dinosaurs, to an hour or two of solving puzzles and saving the world. Children are very welcome but must…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Born To Dance

Dr Peter Lovatt, psychologist and ‘Doctor of Dance’ at the University of Hertfordshire is back at the Science Festival by popular demand. He has partnered up with Bangor University's dancer-turned-neuroscientist Dr Emily Cross for an on-your-feet investigation of the mechanics of how we read the world when we get on…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Brain Box

What's in the Brain Box? There are clues inside but you'll need to use your brain to work it out! Become a brain scientist, find out how amazing your brain is and investigate how it works. Follow us on Twitter @brainboxone. For ages 8-12. Ages 8+

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 18 Apr

Brain, Mind, and Consciousness… But What About the Soul?

Science has been remarkably effective at describing the natural world, including human beings, so how do we think about the ‘soul’? A panel from The University of Edinburgh will discuss perspectives on the existence (or non-existence!) of an immaterial soul, one of the toughest questions in scientific and religious…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Brainwaves Ceilidh

Following last year’s sell-out Science Ceilidh, join us to celebrate the British Neuroscience Association's Brainwaves  mini festival with all your favourite dances rejigged with a twist of neuroscience. Collaborating with local researchers and students from The University of Edinburgh, the Science Ceilidh Band will be…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Bright Bread and Crafty Cranachan

Join food scientists from The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in a quest to improve Scotland's diet as you make and taste familiar Scottish recipes with a healthier twist. Recipes are taken from the Institute's new book, which exchanges and enhances ingredients to make these delicious dishes healthier and more…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Bruno Pontecorvo: Physicist and Atomic Spy

Join Tam Dalyell (MP for West Lothian 1962–2005 and columnist for New Scientist 1967–2005) in conversation with acclaimed physicist Prof Frank Close of the University of Oxford as they explore the life of Bruno Pontecorvo, a brilliant atomic physicist who defected from the West to the Soviet Union at the height of the…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Buzz Around the Botanics

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the Open Air Laboratory in the hunt for bees and other minibeasts at the Botanics. Pick up your guide to identification and a recording sheet, explore the Garden, noting what you see, then add your results to our big map. All young scientists taking part will receive an activity pack…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Can robots evolve?

As robots become more embedded in everyday life they are also cooperating and adapting to each other, similar to the swarming behaviour seen in ants, birds and fish. Prof Jon Timmis, Director of the York Robotics Laboratory, will explain, with interactive demonstrations, how biology is now influencing robotics research.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Carnival of the Mind

Roll up, roll up and step inside the  Carnival of the Mind  to discover the secrets of your brain! Visit our fortune teller to explore the function of your frontal lobe, take a turn on the high striker to uncover how you process pain and learn about vision at our coconut shy and hall of mirrors. Brand new for 2015, this…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 15 Apr

Catching the Rainbow: plants, people and solar cells in Scotland

The Schools of Chemistry and Biological Sciences at The University of Edinburgh combine to present an intriguing comparison of how humans are replicating some of the processes that plants use to interact with the sun and what the rise in solar energy in Scotland means for our society.  Dr Neil Robertson  will describe how…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Celebrating Scotland's Sharks

Activity day organised by the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme.

Loch Lomond Aquarium & Sea Life Centre, Balloch

Sat 14 Mar

£13.20 / 0871 423 2110

Last admission 4pm.

Chain Reactor

This machine is quite simply bonkers. It’s 10 metres of unstoppable reactions as the wonders of chemistry are revealed in a procession of knock-on effects. Stay behind the Danger Line as acids splash and alkalis flow and if you’re very lucky, you'll get to start the whole process using the spectacular Toroidal Vortex…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

The Chemistry Show

Prepare yourself for bangs, colours, flames, foam and possibly learning something! How can we make cars that don’t harm the environment? What happens when things get really cold? And why should you cover your ears when Paul Murray and Robin Andrews light a match? The vibrant chemistry show returns, jam-packed with…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Code Club Workshop

Join Code Club Scotland coordinators Martin Evans *and *Lorna Gibson for a full-on-fun, hands-on coding workshop. You'll learn how computer programming works using a fun card game and code your own game using Scratch. You'll try some interactive electronics and use supercool Makey-Makeys to make a piano out of bananas.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Every step of the coffee journey is steeped in tradition and ritual, from the growing of the bean to the pouring of a cup. There is also a good dose of science in every drop. Join us for an exploration of coffee science taking in aroma, taste, health and history with Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Real Life Science Studio

£10, £8 conc Book via the Science Festival box office by clicking below or calling 0844 557 2686 / 0131 248 2909

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Every step of the coffee journey is steeped in tradition and ritual, from the growing of the bean to the pouring of a cup. There is also a good dose of science in every drop. Join us for an exploration of coffee science taking in aroma, taste, health and history with Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Comets

Comets are occasional but magnificent visitors in our night sky and have been studied by scientists and philosophers for millennia. To some they were fearful warnings of disasters and destruction; to others they portended the birth of great kings. The truth about comets is no less fantastic. They may have brought life to…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Computer Scavengers

Enter the dome of noise, junk, booming bass, raw analogue circuitry and audio anarchy. Leave your harmonic preconceptions at the door and take hold of a screwdriver… In this workshop we will be ruthlessly butchering innocent computers and making instruments with their innards. As well as being creatively destructive…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 17 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 18 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 19 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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The Computing Universe

In a short time, computers have come to impact almost every aspect of our lives, and this is just the beginning. Join  Tony Hey formally of Microsoft, now Senior Data Science Fellow at the University of Washington as he describes computing from the early days in the 1930s to the present. Along the way you’ll find out…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Connected Giving: Global Trends in Digital Charitable Giving

A conference exploring the digital challenges and opportunities faced by charities.

Senate House, London WC1E

Wed 11 Mar

£349 (Streaming Admission £149) / 020 7664 4859

Thu 12 Mar

£349 (Streaming Admission £149) / 020 7664 4859

Cosy Cosy Game Show

A game show for parents and children in which we challenge you to work out how to stop heat leaking from model houses. Play the game against the clock and try to beat those around you by saving the most energy, and money! All Ages

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Crop Circle

Have modern methods of agriculture and food production bred the nutrition and flavour out of our crops? Could their wild relatives be the genetic resource that holds the answer for putting them back? Join  Dr Wendy Russell  from The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, with chef Neil Forbes and author and baker…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

A crime has been committed; can you help us solve it? Become a forensic scientist in our special Crime Scene Investigation workshop. Study the crime scene and decipher the clues left behind by finding fingerprints, identifying soil samples and investigating blood. Can you solve the mystery and help us catch the…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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