City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Lauriston lectures: The Great Edwardian Literary Emporium: Books and Bookselling the Edwardian Era

The remarkable and rapid development of modern technology during the Edwardian period was mirrored by a similarly radical change in the literary world. Dr.

Lauriston lectures: Victorian Women Writers: Between Convention and Radicalism

Aileen Christianson will talk about 19th century women writing both for publication and in private letters and the ways in which they could suggest radical criticism of women's position without nec

Lauriston lectures: All my Mind is with the Drawing’: Artists from the Highlands c.1745-c.1910

This lecture provides an outline of some of the key figures from the Highlands artistic movement.

Lauriston lectures: A Capital System: The Development of Rail Travel in 19th century Edinburgh

Robin Barnes will discuss aspects of the development of rail travel in and around Edinburgh, illustrated by his own enchanting watercolours and entertaining anecdotes.

Lauriston lectures: Good Housekeeping - Looking After your Precious Things

All old artefacts need special care and attention, to keep them in good condition and preserve them for the future.

Lauriston lectures: Self-portraiture and the 19th century woman artist

This lecture, given by Dr Patricia de Montfort, explores the world of the professional woman artist in the 19th century when improved access to training, exhibition and selling opportunities meant

18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Every four years or so forestry experts from the Commonwealth's 54 independent states gather together to share knowledge and experience from managing forests around the world.

Inventor of Genetic Fingerprinting Wins Edinburgh Medal

A pioneer in DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling techniques, used by police forces throughout the world, is the receipient of the 22nd Edinburgh Medal. The award is presented annually during the Edinburgh International Science Festival for achievements in science and technology that are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

Edinburgh Medal: Genetic Fingerprinting: A Story of Scientific Serendipity

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year at the Edinburgh International Science Festival to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

Science Festival Introduces Cow Autopsy and Kids' Blood Bar

Science Festival blood

Blood and guts are on the menu at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April. The annual festival of popular science, which aims to educate through hands-on activities and topical talks, has a new floor at one of its main venues, the City Art Centre, devoted to the human body.