WOMEN IN STEM STREET ART TRAIL
- Until 11 July
- Around Edinburgh
Join us as we celebrate amazing women who have passionately contributed to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Our Women in STEM art trail celebrates nine remarkable women and their achievements by showcasing them in a series of street art pieces. Follow the trail, experience the art and learn more about these inspiring women as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.
EDINBURGH 2050 — HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT OUR CITY?
- Wed 7 July, 10:30am and 2:30pm
- Outside Dynamic Earth
What will Edinburgh look like in 2050? By then, after decades of anthropogenic climate change, there will be obvious effects of increased sea level and coastal erosion, and probably more rainfall and flooding, and rising groundwater. Meeting the Scottish Government target to reduce Scotland’s emissions of all greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2045 (at the latest) will also change Edinburgh. This walking tour in the Holyrood area – including time in Holyrood Park – aims to promote a positive, forward-looking discussion of how Edinburgh will adapt to climate change and contribute to solutions.
- Thu 8 July, 7:30pm
As the UK slowly emerges from the long shadow of lockdown, clear evidence is emerging of the impact of the pandemic on our mental health. This event brings together two international experts in post-conflict trauma, Prof Thanos Karatzias and Prof Neil Greenberg, to explore what the prognosis might be for our society and how we as individuals and as a nation can best mitigate the unequally-felt effects of this extraordinary year. Hosted by Hazel Lambert.
A NEW MODEL INTERNET
- Fri 9 July, 5:30pm
Author and foreign correspondent James Griffiths join internet pioneer Ian Ritchie for a conversation confronting the oncoming spectre of nation-states being given cyber sovereignty. China’s New Internet Protocol would rebuild the nation’s web from the ground up to be controlled from the top down, making the Great Firewall global. But in an age of digital extremism and disinformation, more liberal countries are also turning to centrally controlled models to try to combat cybercrime. Might this herald the end of the internet as we know it? And is that a bad thing?
THE EVIDENCE CHAMBER
- Fri 9 July, 7pm
There’s been a murder. The police have a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. In an online jury deliberation room, you watch the testimonies, scrutinise the evidence, discuss with your fellow jurors – and reach your verdict. The decision you make will change someone’s life: what verdict will you choose? If you’re a fan of crime fiction or true crime, this is the show for you.