News & events

Edinburgh International Science Festival
Researchers from across the university will be sharing their research across the city as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Some of the highlights include:

Let’s Talk Frankly
Monday 9 April

Pianodrome Wood ID Workshop
Saturday 14 April

Proof or Lies?
Thursday 5 April

Family Day at Heriot-Watt
In partnership with Heriot-Watt University, researchers from across Scotland will be taking part in this fun, free day.
Saturday 14 April

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
Following a long association with the Maker Faire, Edinburgh Napier researchers and students will be back in 2018!
Sunday 15 April

Soapbox Science
Once again, Scotland’s top female scientists will return to Edinburgh’s Mound to share their passion for all things science. Come along and here what they have to shout about. Saturday 2 June, 2018

Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Once again, Edinburgh Napier will be co-organising the event in Edinburgh, transforming The Mound into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middle man, no powerpoint slide, no amphitheater – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask. Look out for bat simulators, fake breasts or giant pictures of volcanoes. Or simply hear them talk about what fascinates them, and why they think they have the most fantastic job in the world!

The EIFF (Edinburgh International Film Festival) Screenwriter-in-Residence works with the universities in Edinburgh for an academic year. During this time, the screenwriter works with researchers to develop ideas and content for screenplays. The aim is to spark new ideas and to make sure research is represented – and done so well – on screen. The residency is funded by the Wellcome Trust, so there is a focus (but not exclusively) on science, health and the human condition.

There are two opportunities for Edinburgh Napier researchers to meet NicoleTaylor, our screenwriter:

Wednesday 28 February 10am to 11am Apex (upstairs) at Merchiston Campus
Wednesday 28 February 11.45 to 1.30pm in LRC1 at Sighthill Campus

Please email for more information.

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