Get under the surface with Scotland’s leading experts! The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s summer event series, Curious, is back from 04-17 September.


Running 4–17 September, Curious brings together a selection of Scotland’s leading thinkers to get ‘Under the surface’ in the fields of biology, poetry, anthropology, healthcare, astrophysics and forensic science – to name only a few – in a series of thought-provoking group discussions, talks, workshops, walking tours and exhibitions that will encourage people to look a little deeper in their search for knowledge – and all events are free.

Dr Sam Illingworth, of Edinburgh Napier University and Member of the Young Academy of Scotland, added: “I am really looking forward to Curious this year, as it presents fantastic way of communicating cutting edge research to a variety of audiences. I’m also really looking forward to running my own event – Exploring the climate crisis through poetry – and hope that people enjoy the idea of using poetry to discuss and take action against the climate crisis.”

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