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Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

October 7 @ 10:0012:00

A scenic walk in Roslin Glen to see the record in the rocks of Scotland’s past as a warm and humid swamp, with Dr Mark Wilkinson of the University of Edinburgh.  

Investigating Indigo

October 11 @ 18:3021:00
Rosslyn Chapel

In Medieval Scotland indigo was only for the rich.. Find out how and why in this interactive workshop and talk exploring the nature and creative use of indigo dye.    

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

October 14 @ 12:0016:00

Visit the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus and see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Meet our scientists and vets, hear about their work, take a tour of our buildings and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all ages. Both The Roslin Institute Building and the Veterinary Teaching Building will be open to visitors, so allow plenty of time to see and do everything! Dolly’s café at The Roslin…

Sheep to Shoulder

October 16 @ 12:0015:00
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Daily until Fri October 20, 2017
Rosslyn Chapel

Spin wool from fleece and braid cords from wool. Get hands-on, in this drop-in activity, learning and using the medieval processes involved in making wool. Drop-in session are running all week Mon 16 - Fri 20 October, between 12pm - 3pm Drop-in activity is included in daily Chapel ticket.

Spices of the Middle Ages

October 16 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel

Join Dr Brian Moffat for a fascinating exploration of exotic plants from Ancient Edinburgh and be surprised by their old uses in food, drink and medicine.  

Science in the Saddle

October 17 @ 10:0016:00

Please note change of date from printed programme listing! Join researchers from The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for a day of cycling and science, returning to Easter Bush Campus for teas and a guided campus tour. Please be aware that you must be able to cycle up some steep hills or be able to push your bike uphill. You will need to bring a bike that can be cycled on rough, unsurfaced farm tracks. Please…

Meet the Cows

October 18 @ 11:0012:30
Langhill Farm

Ever wondered where the milk on your breakfast cereal comes from? Find out on a guided tour of Langhill dairy farm where you can meet our herd of Holstein Friesian cows and find out about the science of dairy farming in the 21st century. Part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Langhill Farm is a working dairy farm with cows providing fresh milk every day as well as helping to train the vets of tomorrow.…

Reverse Pub Quiz

October 18 @ 20:0022:30
The Original Inn, Roslin

A pub quiz with a difference.. teams will also come up with their own questions for everyone to try and answer. A chance to really explore some popular science topics, with some standard pub quiz rounds thrown in for good measure.  

Burke and Hare: Medical Murderers

October 20 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel

Join us to unearth the tale behind Edinburgh's most infamous serial killers with Janet Philp, author of recently published, "Burke - Now and Then". Her retelling of the Burke and Hare story is from the viewpoint of Burke's skeleton as it hangs in the anatomical museum at the University of Edinburgh.  

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