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The First World War and Australia’s Rise to Nationhood

The story of Australia from just before the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Minotaur Forum: A Lay-Person's Guide to Genetically Modifying Your Own Monstrous Hybrid

Imagine you wanted to create a monster. Today. Maybe tomorrow (need to plan first). What would be required? Have you completed the necessary risk assessments? Join leading scientists from the universities of Edinburgh and Reading – working in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and augmented…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£8 (£4) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Peace to End Peace

What lessons were learnt at the end of the First World War?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The War Requiem

Find out more about Britten's War Requiem.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The War that Ended Peace

Professor Margaret MacMillan discusses the effects that entering into the First World War had on the European continent's stance in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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War, Atrocities and the Truth

A look at the aftermath of what war brings.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

What Scientists Read

What DO scientists read? And what role does literature play in contemporary scientific thought and practice? Drawing on results from the ongoing What Scientists Read project, acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds and BBC New Generation Thinker Dr Sarah Dillon will be joined by two of the project’s interviewees to discuss…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£8 (£4) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Young People’s Lecture: Emmanuel Jal

Chance to meet the man who was born into the life of a soldier.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.