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October 2017

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Sat October 14, 2017 @ 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…

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Free

Sheep to Shoulder

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 12:0015:00
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Daily until Fri October 20, 2017
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

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.

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Free

Spices of the Middle Ages

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

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.  

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Free

Meet the Cows

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 11:0012:30
Langhill Farm, Roslin Midlothian EH25 9ST United Kingdom

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.…

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Free

Reverse Pub Quiz

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 20:0022:30
The Original Inn, Roslin, 4 Main St
Roslin, EH25 9LE

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.  

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Free

Burke and Hare: Medical Murderers

Fri October 20, 2017 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

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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October 2018

Free

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Sat October 13, 2018 @ 11:0016:00
Easter Bush Campus, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush Campus
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG United Kingdom

A hive of scientific research and discovery, right on your doorstep! A chance to see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute, Veterinary Teaching Building, Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre and more... Meet our scientists and vets and get hands-on with fun activities for all ages. Enjoy our programme of accessible science talks from 11am, organised with the Royal Society of Biology. Dolly's cafe at The Roslin Institute will be open throughout the event for drinks, lunches and snacks.

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Free

Mapology: Beginners Navigation

Mon October 15, 2018 @ 18:3020:00
Roslin Bowling Club, 108 Main St
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9LT United Kingdom

A fun and games introduction for adults new to using a map and compass, learning  how to use these fantastic tools to stay safe when exploring the great outdoors. With  Mapology Come along to Roslin Bowling Club on Monday 15th from 6:30pm-9pm.  

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Free

Back to the Future: The Engineering of Edinburgh

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Prof. Gordon Masterton from the University of Edinburgh, will tell the story of the city of Edinburgh’s amazing contribution to engineering, providing insights into the city’s infrastructure, including Rosslyn Chapel itself. Come along Tuesday 16th from 7pm-9pm.  

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Free

Meet The Cows

Wed October 17, 2018 @ 10:3012:00
Langhill Farm, Roslin Midlothian EH25 9ST United Kingdom

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.…

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Free

Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 10:0012:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Midlothian was once a tropical swamp – and the evidence is in the rocks. A scenic walk in Roslin Glen with a geologist from Edinburgh University will reveal a record in the rocks of Scotland’s past. While  there we will also visit a former gunpowder works, and see the type of rocks that North Sea oil comes from. Come along Saturday 20th from 10am-12pm.  

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Free

River Dipping

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 14:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service and the Friends as we explore the waters of the North Esk with nets, trays and magnifiers and discover the fish, bugs and beasties that live there. Wear suitable footwear as you may get a little wet.  

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October 2019

Free

A Geo-Introduction to the Pentlands

Sun October 6, 2019 @ 10:0013:00
Midlothian Snow Sports Centre, Car Park, Biggar Road
Hillend, Midlothian EH10 7DU United Kingdom

Join Dr Al McGowan for a hill walk in the Pentland’s and explore the fascinating geology, geomorphology and archaeology at various sites, with some superb views to be had too!  

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£5

Painting With Light

Sun October 6, 2019 @ 19:0021:30
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Prepare to have your mind blown and enter a world where sculptures are made entirely out of light with photographer David Gilliver. Using the wonder of long exposure photography, welcome to the magical world of Light Painting. We will be using devices such as glow sticks, light-sabers, LEDs (and much, much more!) to create some amazing imagery. Requirements: If you wish to bring along your own camera gear you will need: DSLR or mirrorless camera with Bulb Mode - Fully…

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Free

Scotland in 3D

Wed October 9, 2019 @ 19:3021:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Discover how virtual reality was developed in Scotland 170 years ago! Using original 3D stereoviews, join author Dr Peter Blair for a Victorian virtual reality tour of Scotland. Author and collector Dr Peter Blair will describe how virtual reality was developed in Scotland 170 years ago by Sir David Brewster. By 1860, practically every middle class home in the UK had a Brewster stereoscope and 3D images were the best-selling format of photograph! Compact and affordable, 3D stereoviews were popular…

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Free

Taboo or not taboo: Death is the Question

Thu October 10, 2019 @ 19:0020:30
Roslin Bowling Club, 108 Main St
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9LT United Kingdom

Join researchers from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences to discuss the taboos surrounding death in our current culture and how it impacts on brain tissue donation for research.  

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Free

Astronomy on Tap

Thu October 10, 2019 @ 20:0022:00
The Original Inn, Roslin, 4 Main St
Roslin, EH25 9LE

Grab a pint, sit back and drink in the Universe in this special edition of the monthly Edinburgh event for Midlothian Science Festival.

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Free

Meet the Cows

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 10:3012:00
Langhill Farm, Roslin Midlothian EH25 9ST United Kingdom

Our ever popular tour of Langhill Farm - your chance to meet the cows and find out about dairy farming - wellies essential. (Limited places)  

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Free

Rocks: A record of a swampy past

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 10:0011:30
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Did you know that Midlothian was once a tropical swamp? Join Dr Mark Wilkinson from the University of Edinburgh to discover what we can learn from the rocks!  

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Free

River Dipping

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 14:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service to explore the waters of the North Esk with nets, trays and magnifiers and discover the fish, bugs and beasties that live there.

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