City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh University


10:10:10

The 10:10 campaign is a global, grassroots campaign, launched last year, with the aim of raising awareness about climate change and taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint by 10% in 2010.

Competition Seeks Poetry in the Science of Human Genome

Wordsmiths and poets are being encouraged to bring forth their rhyme, reason, and humanity for a poetry competition on the theme of genetic research, entitled "Improving the human".

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.

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.

Fun and Games at Discover Science 2010

The University of Edinburgh returns to the Edinburgh Science Festival with free events, workshops and shows aimed at children and families. Discover Science 2010, running for the duration of the Science Festival (8th-17th April), takes place at the National Museum of Scotland, and Adam House, Chambers Street.

Oldest Book In Scotland Goes on Display

Celtic Psalter - oldest book in Scotland

Edinburgh University's Main Library yesterday opened its doors for the inaugural exhibition, Masterpieces I, of rare objects including the earliest surviving book in Scotland, the Celtic Psalter.

It is speculated that the 11th century, pocket-sized copy of the Psalms of King David was handwritten in Latin by the monks of Iona Abbey (they also wrote the famous Book of Kells).

New University Building at Potterrow Wins RICS Award

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Considering that in the past sixty years the university has allegedly been
responsible for the demolition of many Georgian buildings, it is refreshing
to hear that the recently completed Informatics building at Potterrow has won a Royal Institute of
Chartered Surveyers Scotland Award.

Donald Trump Wins Stupid Award

Donald Trump and the European Emissions Trading Scheme have come out tops in the inaugural Stupid Awards, beating a shortlist of "some of the most notorious climate-trashers" in Scotland, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, budget airline Ryan Air and the Scottish Government.

Edinburgh University "World Leader" For Research

Scots universities are involved in "world-leading" research with Edinburgh University topping Scotland's universities for the quality of its research, according to a report just published.

New Supercomputer Launched at Edinburgh University

A supercomputer which it is expected to offer insights into many burning scientific questions of the day from climate change, to questions about the evolution of the universe and sub-nuclear particles, was launched today at Edinburgh University.