Edinburgh lectures & talks

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.

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.

Edinburgh Central Library’s events series, City Reads, kicks off its 2010 programme with one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary writers around.

Talk by Patrick Holden, a part-time farmer, who has been involved in the organic movement since 1973.

The New Year's Conversation returns this year as Edinburgh's Hogmanay marks the 450th anniversary year, in 2010, of the birth of the Reformation in Scotland with a varied programme of events.

A new series of literary events at Edinburgh Central Library focusing on the important relationship between writer and publisher kicks off with a conversation between prize-winning, celebrated author Michel Faber and Jamie Byng, his publisher at Edinburgh-based independent, Canongate Books. Takes place in the Reference Library Reading Room. Chaired by Jenny Brown.

Lennoxlove House in East Lothian is the venue for this inaugural Winter weekend book festival.

Edinburgh's series of free lectures, The Edinburgh Lectures, will return to the Capital this year, addressing a range of major public issues in a national and international context.

When you consider that in a city such as Copenhagen, where the Earth Summit is being held in December, over 35% of citizens commute to work by bike, the goal of 15% bicycle ridership in Edinburgh by 2020 doesn't seem that ambitious.