Curious will run from 01-14 August, with events offering insight from some of the world’s leading experts across four key themes of health and wellbeing, innovation and invention, our planet, and Year of Stories.
Take part in thought-provoking talks and quiz some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and practitioners. Quench your curiosity on a range of topics, including the future of energy demands, coastal communities, dealing with death, endometriosis, nanotechnology in healthcare, green aviation, video games, forensic science, and so much more.
Curious is an opportunity to learn something new, query the way things work and ask questions to some of the world’s leading experts. Each event is free to attend, and the programme runs throughout August. Places are limited, so remember to book your virtual seat in advance!
Browse a selection of photos from the Curious 2019 when we welcomed audiences into the RSE building on George Street in Edinburgh. The programme considered and discussed topics including the politics of migration and border control, forensic science, fake news and the science of gin.
Alongside a programme that also included workshops and musical performances, we were proud to present the RSE’s Women in Science in Scotland photographic exhibition featuring 26 portraits of RSE Fellows, all of whom are working in, or have a connection to, Scotland.
We look forward to getting your feedback on this year’s virtual Curious programme and look forward to inviting you back into our spectacular building in the future.
Curious times call for curious minds.
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