City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Hamish Henderson Celebrated: Summer School, Ceilidh & Theatre Showcase Scotland’s Folk Legend

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“Maker, ye maun sing them…
Tomorrow, songs
Will flow free again, and new voices
Be borne on the carrying stream.”
(Hamish Henderson)

The Physician as Revolutionary

Speaker: Professor Abraham Verghese, Stanford University Medical School

Edinburgh Television Festival

Cat Deely in Edinburgh

The London media's mover-and-shakers descend on Edinburgh for three days for this annual get-together. While there generally is a light-hearted festive atmosphere, this is primarily an industry event, providing an opportunity for delegates to discuss where UK television is heading and to hear from industry heads and new media pundits what issues are coming to the fore.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street

As the nights draw in, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of yarn-spinning and tale-telling held.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Looks For New Stories

Edinburgh Book Festival from above

The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming

Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

The 1800s saw a series of scandals concerning individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums – the victims of unscrupulous persons who wanted to be rid of a ‘difficult’ family member, spouse or frie

Science Festival: Ice Man in a Warming World

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland (NASA)

When looking for signs of global warming, the melting of the world’s glaciers and ice sheets is often cited as the one of most glaring indicators.

Science Festival: Sunfall with Jim Al-Khalili

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Theoretical physicist and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili is in conversation about his debut novel, Sunfall, with novelist Lin Anderson.

Edinburgh Science Festival

EISF: Generation Science

Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of around 270 educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.

Science Festival Director Amanda Tyndall Tackles Climate Change

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In the sphere of climate change, 19th century Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893) is a giant.