City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


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.

A L Kennedy talks to Lesley McDowell

Fringe 2009: Words With A.L. Kennedy

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

Connecting Food, Soil & the Planet - Patrick Holden of the Soil Association

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

A New Year’s Conversation

Catherine Lockerbie

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.

Author Michel Faber talks to publisher Jamie Byng

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 Book Festival

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

Edinburgh Lecture Series Programme Announced

EIFF director Hannah McGill

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.