City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Edinburgh Science Director: It's Not Technology Standing in the Way of Saving Planet Earth

Earth viewed from orbit on Apollo 8 - by William Anders, NASA

One of the events around climate change at the Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April) takes as its starting point the rallying cry "12 Years to Save the Planet".

Science Festival: How Many Is Too Many?

Over-population

Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.

Science Festival: Ocean Power

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The oceans offer the potential for huge amounts of clean energy and Scotland and the UK are poised to be a world leader in the field.

Science Festival: 12 Years to Save the Planet

Climate futures

A panel of experts will discuss ways in which the world might wean itself off fossil fuels in time to avert catastrophic climate change. Recommended age 14+.

Edinburgh Medal Address: Christiana Figueres, "Climate Change Where are We?"

Christiana Figueres

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology who are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of human

Panel Discussion: Climate Action in Small Countries and Regions

This is a rare chance to hear from an array of global climate experts, who are here in Edinburgh for a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group III.

The Nose Knows: Syphilitic Noses in British Art

Speaker: Dr Noelle Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in 18th Century British Literature, University of Manchester

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics

Speaker: Professor John Henderson, Professor of Italian Renaissance History, University of London

New Edinburgh Festival Celebrates Robert Burns "And Beyond"

Luke Jerram's Moon (photo by Rob Brewer)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, 7th December) for a new six-day Edinburgh festival celebrating Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.

Edinburgh Conference Will Build Bonds With European Cities

As the debate about Prime Minister's Brexit deal continues to rage, tomorrow Edinburgh will be hosting representatives from over 100 cities as part of the 3-day EUR