J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is perhaps the Scottish 'fairy story' most readily conjured up in our minds, but Scottish fairies have a rich literary history.
Edinburgh lectures & talks
The remarkable and rapid development of modern technology during the Edwardian period was mirrored by a similarly radical change in the literary world. Dr.
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
This lecture provides an outline of some of the key figures from the Highlands artistic movement.
Robin Barnes will discuss aspects of the development of rail travel in and around Edinburgh, illustrated by his own enchanting watercolours and entertaining anecdotes.
All old artefacts need special care and attention, to keep them in good condition and preserve them for the future.
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
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.
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.
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.