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24th Sept: Alice Turk, Professor of Linguistic Phonetics
(School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences)
Would you like to spend some time reading in beautiful surroundings?
Would you like to reflect on how you read both literary and non-literary writings?
Imagine that a tiny house becomes your classroom. How would you learn differently if your lecture was relocated into a mobile shepherd's hut? Discover the concrete utopia of a civic educational sanctuary. In the academic world of busy 'think tanks', take a break around the wood burner of this decelerated 'dream tank'! Final of three Festival Welcome Hut days: Experiential seminar. We invite you to an experience of the Welcome Hut in the Moray House Quad where the tiny house is permanently based.
Scottish first “Space Up” unconference, bringing together in an informal environment academics, professionals, entrepreneurs, communicators, – in short everyone who cares about Outer Space!
For more information and tickets see: http://spaceup.org/glasgow/
More details will be available soon.
THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT BOOKING A TICKET IS COMPULSORY.
Tickets will be released 1 month prior to the event.
This mini-exhibition is showcasing the current technological developments allowing for further exploration of Outer Space (from Scotland), contrasted with the development of conceptual ideas and scientific enquiries into the understanding of the Universe.
Science fiction authors will present their latest short tales to be published in Scotland in Space this autumn by Shoreline of Infinity. These authors will offer short readings of their stories and discuss the questions these pose on the social implications of Scottish space exploration and offer meaningful pointers to how the country can explore space in an inclusive and non-exploitative manner. The seminar will also include short talks by academics who have written accompanying essays which offer background scientific, social and literary information to the science fictional tales.
A fascinating free new exhibition – part of a year-long series of events - opens in Edinburgh aiming to establish Charles Piazzi Smyth’s place in Edinburgh’s history.
The exhibition, housed in Edinburgh’s iconic Nelson Monument, presents Piazzi Smyth’s photography, paintings and drawings, alongside a newly commissioned short film and interviews in what will be the first major exhibition in Edinburgh dedicated to the forgotten astronomer. Article here: https://edin.ac/2vO00t6