Curious will run from 7-30 August online, with events offering insight from some of the world’s leading experts across three key themes of health and wellbeing, innovation and invention and our planet.
This year’s programme comprises 25 Tea and Talk events, a format inspired by the coffee house discussions of the Scottish Enlightenment where people would gather to debate issues of the day. The one-hour long Tea and Talk sessions will take place at 3pm every day on Zoom (except 8th and 30th August) and are free to attend. Places will be limited to facilitate an intimate experience for participants therefore we encourage early registration.
Some larger capacity events will also take place: Baroness Ashton will be giving the RSE’s annual MacCormick lecture on the future of foreign policy; and we have a number of group panel discussions.
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 which 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 (hopefully) inviting you back into our spectacular building in the future.
2020 – curious times call for curious minds.