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09–27 August 2021

It’s the people who are curious who change the world. Thank you for attending Curious 2021. See you next year!

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Featured Event | August 9, 2021

Thirteen fragments

An artistic response to how Scotland can emerge from the Covid pandemic as a more equitable society and explores how a nation’s resilience can be built up and developed.

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Featured Event | August 17, 2021

Communication and collaboration in a crisis

The notion of a genuine partnership between government and people, where each listen to each other and feel listened to is very attractive.

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Featured Event | August 12, 2021

The world shrinks to a windowpane

An illustrated conversation between artist Victoria Crowe FRSE and poet Christine De Luca

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Featured Event | August 11, 2021

Culture, sport, health and wellbeing

Events over the last 18 months have pushed everyone.

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Featured Event | August 9, 2021

Enlightenment rocks

Glen Tilt is central to the history of geology because it was one of the sites where James Hutton (1726-97), the father of modern geology, devised his ideas about deep time.

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Featured Event | August 11, 2021

From the cosmos to consumers

How 'Big Science' discoveries drive technological innovation

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At its core, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) aims to ‘make knowledge useful’ by mobilising the expertise of our Fellowship to make fundamental, positive differences to Scotland and beyond. Curious appeals to an eagerness for exploration, and an openness to new perspectives. Knowledge is the greatest gift you can give to others. It strengthens ideas, relationships, and communities.

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