The programme for this year's Science Festival here in Edinburgh is now out!
There's quite a lot of interesting talks and activities for all ages so have a flick through the programme and you're bound to find something of interest. I may have to give the science singles evening a miss, but could well go to the bovine dissection. Says it all really.
If you've not visited anything in the Festival before make the effort to this year! Living in Edinburgh gives us brilliant access to world class events like the Science Festival so it would be a shame not to take advantage of that and join in. If you're not a science fan flick through the programme and be surprised at the range of events available - I have no doubt you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Thanks to various Edinburgh organisations and conference being active in the city at the time there are a few talks on science, religion and ethics floating about throughout the two weeks the festival is running. Specifically:
The Naturalness of Religion and Unnaturalness of Theology Lecture by Dr Justin Barrett (Cognitive Psychology, University of Oxford) 8 April (8pm) • 1 hour 45 mins • Free (wooo!)
Do We Need To Naturalise Religion? Lecture by Professor Lluis Oviedo (Theological Anthropology, Antonianum University, Rome) 10 April (11am) • 2 hours • Free
(Both organised as part of the 13th European Conference on Science and Religion that is running in Edinburgh at the time (organised by the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT) and the Science and Religion Forum. Both a bit hard core as well perhaps.)
God, Science and Global Warming - What is the role of science in humanity’s response to the ecological crisis? The former co-chair of the Nobel Prize-winning International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), John Houghton, discusses one of the major issues facing us today and what role faith has to play in it.
15th April (7pm) • 1 hour • £7/£5 • Informatics
And special nod to 'It Is Rocket Science' which is a comedy show by Helen Keen that was at the Fringe a couple summers back. Two showings available this year on the 9th and 10th of April.
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