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October 2014

£4.00

Pinhole Photography

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 18:0020:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Build a pinhole camera, take and develop a negative then make a positive print!

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£2.00

New ways of modeling neurodevelopmental disorders

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
Penicuik Town Hall, High Street,
Penicuik , EH26 8HS

Talk and discussion with Dr Mandy Johnstone, University of Edinburgh

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Free

Graphic Science Stories

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 15:4517:15
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom

Writing and storyboarding using science, for young people.

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Free

Pippa Goldschmidt: The Falling Sky

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 19:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

This Edinburgh author and astronomer talks about her award winning novel

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An Explosive Journey

Fri October 17, 2014 @ 09:3011:30
Dalkeith Solar Meadow, 46 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3FR United Kingdom

An explosive journey through renewable fuels

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An Explosive Journey

Fri October 17, 2014 @ 12:0014:00
Dalkeith Solar Meadow, 46 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3FR United Kingdom

An explosive journey through renewable fuels

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An Explosive Journey

Fri October 17, 2014 @ 14:3016:30
Dalkeith Solar Meadow, 46 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3FR United Kingdom

An explosive journey through renewable fuels

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From Maxwell to Higgs

Fri October 17, 2014 @ 19:3020:30
Penicuik Arts Centre, 4 West St
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom

Dr Alan Walker MBE (Higgs right hand man!) will take us from James Clerk -Maxwell to the Higgs Boson on this enlightening journey through physics. James Clerk-Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish physicist with family links to Penicuik who is famous for discovering the links between electricity, magnetism and light. Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013. In the 1960s he was among several physicists who proposed a mechanism to explain why the most basic building blocks of…

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October 2015

Free

Unbelievable: The Science of the Paranormal at Dalkeith Library

Tue October 6, 2015 @ 15:0016:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Explore the wonders of the paranormal - whether you are a believer, a sceptic, or curious, come and join Dr Caroline Watt from the Koestler Parapsychology unit and participate in a series of experiments that will uncover the truth about dowsing, telepathy and psychic readings. This will be a fascinating insight into the power of the mind, and blow the Derren Brown phenomenon to dust. Suitable for adults only, free but limited spaces so please book your seat below or at…

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Free

Unbelievable: The Science of the Paranormal at Loanhead Library

Tue October 6, 2015 @ 19:0020:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Explore the wonders of the paranormal - whether you are a believer, a sceptic, or curious, come and join Dr Caroline Watt from the Koestler Parapsychology unit and participate in a series of experiments that will uncover the truth about dowsing, telepathy and psychic readings. This will be a fascinating insight into the power of the mind, and blow the Derren Brown phenomenon to dust. Suitable for adults only, free but limited spaces so please book your seat below or at…

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Free

Reading into Mental Health – Newtongrange Library

Tue October 6, 2015 @ 19:0021:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Book - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Open book event: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrel. Come along and discuss the fascinating life of Esme Lennox: "a woman edited out of her family's history, and of the secrets that come to light when, sixty years later, she is released from care, and a young woman, Iris, discovers the great aunt she never knew she had." Discuss this fantastic novel set in the Indian Colonies in the 1930s over a refreshing cup of tea. Dr…

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Free

The Theory of Everything

Fri October 9, 2015 @ 19:0022:00
Gorebridge, Temple Village Hall, Temple Village
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a film Screening of Blockbuster hit ‘The Theory of Everything’ a film about the life of Steven Hawkings. Come and watch the film and enjoy participating in a discussion facilitated by a guest scientist who specialises in astrophysics Film rated at 12A (children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult). Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This event is free, please book your place here (donations at the event are welcome). This…

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Free

Soil Science – It matters?

Tue October 13, 2015 @ 15:0018:00
Loanhead Community Garden, 5 Mayburn Walk
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 5HG United Kingdom

Loanhead Community Garden hosts Dr Janet Moxley from The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for an event celebrating the International Year of Soil. Daya from the Loanhead Garden will be leading a composting workshop. This will be followed by a screening of the film 'Symphony of the Soil' which explore issues around soil carbon and improving soil quality, ending in a discussion lead by Janet.  Feel free to drop by at anytime and discover the truth behind soil. We are delighted…

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Free

Glencorse Science Day

Fri October 16, 2015 @ 10:0016:00
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Drop in to the Glencorse Centre for a day of fun, family-friendly science activities.

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October 2016

Free

Reading into Forensic Science

Tue October 11, 2016 @ 19:0021:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Study in scarlet 2 by Conan Doyle

A classic by a genius Scottish Writer.  What light does it show forensic science in now, over 120 years later?  Does it depict the  'science of detection?'. Newtongrange library is a friendly place where you are welcome. Enjoy a cup of tea with us, as we exchange our ideas and insights on this seminal book, in which we meet Sherlock Homes for the first time.  

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Donation

Open book and soup!

Thu October 13, 2016 @ 12:0014:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Photograph of Vogrie House, a Large Victorian Mansion/country house

Join us in this beautiful old house for a discussion based around the book, A State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, a story of a pharmacologist, Marina Singh, who travels into the Amazonian jungle to spend time with the mysterious Lakashi tribe. We will also have a lentil soup lunch in celebration of it being International year of pulses. (donations)  

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Free

Science Craft Fun

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 10:0011:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom
Girl taking part in craft activity

Lots of fun can be had while we think and talk as we craft on a science theme.  Take some time our for a relaxed morning of crafting in Lasswade Library.  While we craft, we will engage is discussions about  science, technology in an informal and low key way.   We will be making brain hats!

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Free

Science of Smoothies

Wed October 19, 2016 @ 10:3012:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom
Girl on the smoothie bike

Join library staff as they reflect on the science behind the smoothie!  We will think about how many areas of science are involved in what it takes to produce a lip smacking smoothie.  Energy and fresh ingredients will be in no short supply!

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Free

Untangling Resilience to depression

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 18:3020:30
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom
A plant sprouting through tarmac.

Many people talk about ‘resilience’, but what exactly is it? What factors make some people more resilient than others? Is it their brain or their environment? This event brings together mental health researchers, practitioners, and members of the public to discuss and debate this important issue, which affects every one of us. Join speakers, including researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Strathclyde for a thought-provoking evening to untangle the complex concept of resilience. Enjoy a cup of tea…

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October 2018

Free

Sustainable Midlothian

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 16:3018:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

What does sustainability mean? Can we achieve it through small changes in our own lives, or does it require big changes in our social and economic systems? What does this look like for people living and working in Midlothian? This interactive discussion will explore sustainability: its implications for our individual lifestyles and also its implications for wider environmental, social and economic factors. Drawing on local examples, academics Dr Elli-Maria Charalampidou (civil engineer, Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Nikolaos Papadogiannis (historian, Bangor…

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