Edinburgh lectures & talks

In Scotland’s enlightenment a bride stabs her husband on their wedding night; a nobleman kills his brother; a veteran kills his devoted wife – who

Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh

Tech Monkeys is an after school club in RZSS Edinburgh Zoo combining the interesting topics of technology and nature. 

Speaker: Professor Chris Philo, Professor of Geography, University of Glasgow

Expectations were understandably high for a tour of what is described as “the world's most haunted and paranormally active location”.

This behind the scenes tour will present objects, illustrations and early medical texts on the history of mental health which are not featured in o

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

Speaker: Professor Abraham Verghese, Stanford University Medical School

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

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