Where Most meetings are held at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel
or in Cafe Calluna, Pitlochry, but this can change if need be.
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Upcoming events

6th June 2023 Amy Bilton & Dr Stewart Mottram Time and Tide: exploring the unlikely partnership of VR, science and poetry

4th July 2023 Barbara Guinn: A urine test for endometriosis: fact or fiction?

August – Summer break



Previous events

April 2019 “Unravelling the chemistry that drives lignocellulose degradation in nature.” – led by Dr Chris Lancefield, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews

March 2019 “CRISPR gene editing – magic bullet or Armageddon?” – led by Professor Malcolm White, Biomedical Sciences, University of St Andrews

February 2019 “Why are some people left-handed and what has dyslexia to do with it?” – led by Dr Silvia Paracchini, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews

January 2019 “Recent advances in airport security screening.” – led by Dr Duncan Robertson, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews

Dec 2018 “The science, politics and culture of river management in India: can we quench the thirst?” led by Prof. John Rowan, Dundee University.

Nov 2018 “Examining the Forensics: fact informing fiction.” led by Prof. Lorna Dawson, Hutton Institute.

Oct 2018 “Quantum computing: how does it work, and what is it good for? led by Dr Chris Hooley, University of St Andrews

Sept 2018 “Can computers be creative?” – led by Dr Alison Pease, University of Dundee.

Apr 2018 – “Managing multiple chronic conditions” – led by Dr Juliana Bowles, St Andrews.

Mar 2018 – “Becoming one of us” – led by Prof Malinda Carpenter, Psychology, St Andrews.

Feb 2018 – “Antibodies” – led by Prof Jenny Woof, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.

Jan 2018 – “Can computers be creative?” – led by Dr Alison Pease, Dundee (postponed).

Dec 2017 – “The crystal maze” – led by Prof Philip Lightfoot, St Andrews.

Nov 2017 – “The long-term co-evolution of Earth and Life” – led by Dr Mark Claire, St Andrews.

Oct 2017 – “The light’s for turning” – led by Dr Martin Dominik, University of St Andrews.

Apr 2017 – “Analysis of wildlife populations” – led by Prof David Borchers, St Andrews.

Mar 2017 – “The long-term influence of early-life environment” – led by Dr Mandy Drake, Edinburgh.

Feb 2017 – “Why do we love music?” – led by Dr Ines Jentzsch, University of St Andrews.

Dec 2016 – “Bose-Einstein condensates” – led by Dr Donatella Cassettari, University of St Andrews.

Nov 2016 – “How quantum mechanics feeds Buridan’s ass” – led by Dr Chris Hooley, St Andrews.

Oct 2016 – “Human visual perception and 3-d vision.” – led by Prof Julie Harris, St Andrews.

Apr 2016 – “Thyroid function in preterm babies” – led by Dr Fiona Williams, University of Dundee.

Mar 2016 – “Ethnic segregation and inequalities” – led by Dr Nissa Finney, University of St Andrews.

Feb 2016 – “Imaging the early stages of life” – led by Dr Mike MacDonald, University of Dundee.

Jan 2016 – “Origin of gender differences” – led by Dr Gillian Brown, University of St Andrews.

Dec 2015 – “Tails of regeneration” – led by Dr Ildiko Somorjai, University of St Andrews.

Nov 2015 – “Geophysical insight into the past” – led by Dr Richard Bates, University of St Andrews.

Oct 2015 – “Spooky action at a distance” – led by Dr Chris Hooley, SUPA, University of St Andrews.

Sep 2015 – “Step your way smarter.” – led by Dr Josephine Booth, University of Edinburgh.

May 2015 – “Does maths count?” – led by Dr Fordyce Davidson, University of Dundee.

Apr 2015 – “What we can learn from GPS tracking” – led by Dr Jed Long, University of St Andrews.

Mar 2015 – “High pressure chemical engineering” – led by Prof C Schaschke, Abertay University.

Feb 2015 – “Why do smokers find It so difficult to quit?” – led by Prof D. Balfour, Univ. of Dundee.

Dec 2014 – “Stem cell research and Parkinson’s disease” – led by Dr Tilo Kunath, Edinburgh Uni.

Nov 2014 – “Sudden death” – led by Dr Anna Maria Choy, Dundee University.

Oct 2014 – “Quantum physics” – led by Dr Chris Hooley, St Andrews University.

Sep 2014 – “The earth beneath our feet” – led by Prof Wilfred Otten, Abertay University.

May 2014 – “Economics: how it shapes the world” – led by Dr Philip Roscoe, St Andrews University.

Apr 2014 – “Monitoring the Montserrat volcano” – led by Dr Dav Macfarlane – St Andrews.

Mar 2014 – “Glaciers in the Cairngorms” – led by Dr Martin Kirkbride – Dundee University.

Feb 2014 – “The psychology of morality” – led by Dr Sana Sheikh – University of St Andrews.

Jan 2014 – “Colon cancer from a biologist’s perspective” – led by Prof Inke Näthke – Dundee.

Nov 2013 – “The merits of bi-lingualism” – led by Prof Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh.

Oct 2013 – “Reliable renewable energy” – led by Dr Mark Symes, Glasgow University.

Sep 2013 – “Watching grass grow” – led by Dr Robert Clement, Edinburgh University.

Jun 2013 – “The Sun: friend or foe?” – led by Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, Glasgow University.

Apr 2013 – “Cancer – what’s poverty to do with it?” – led by Prof Nora Kearney, Dundee University.

Feb 2013 – “The war on viruses” – led by John Short, University of St Andrews.