Join us for an evening of entertainment, investigating what made the Scottish enlightenment truly unique. Glass of wine or soft drink on arrival, bring your own other refreshment, alcohol permitted.
Hosted by Niamh Nic Daeid, Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee.
James Hutton: Enlightenment thinker, no boundaries.
Stuart Monro is a Scottish geologist and was instrumental in establishing Our Dynamic Earth.
Hutton, known as the “father of modern geology” discovered Deep Time, generating considerable controversy and further ground-breaking discoveries. A true enlightenment thinker, his interest ranged widely, across some less-known, surprising fields but his legacy remains relevant today.
Pecha Kucha – Angles on the Enlightenment
Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo in 2003 and is “the art of concise presentations” (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide). Fun and informal it often “uncovers the unexpected – unexpected talent, unexpected ideas”. The format presents an interesting challenge for presenters, with highly entertaining results.
In collaboration with Pecha Kucha Edinburgh www.pechakucha.com/cities/edinburgh
Science and Literature – a case study on inter-field influence and inspiration
Val McDermid, Scottish Crime Writer, and Niamh Nic Daeid
Scottish Enlightenment involved not just scientists and philosophers, but artists, musicians, writers and more. Val and Niamh will explore how science and literature have influenced and inspired each other, sometimes in rather weird and wonderful ways!
Tickets £8 (includes drink on arrival), students £4.