For the Public

For the Public


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Find us at the Midlothian Science Festival 2018!

Science Alive! Gala
Saturday 06 October 2018, 11 am - 4 pm, Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Find us at this large event celebrating the body. There will be brains!

Happiness in Everyday Life
Wednesday 10 October 2018, 6.30 - 8 pm, Ikea, Loanhead, Midlothian
For World Mental Health Awareness Day, Prof Stephen Lawrie, Prof Catharine Ward Thomson and Dr Stella Chan discuss happiness, does it keep us healthy?  We will also be joined by The Harmony Choir. Free but book please!

Human Prion Disease in 2018
​Friday 12 October 2018, 7.30 - 9pm, St David's Catholic Church, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Join Dr Neil Mckenzie for a roller-coaster history of the BSE outbreak and epidemic, and how it is still affecting the human population today.

Bird Stress in Your Back Yard
Sunday 14 October 2018, 10 - 12 noon, Bee Academy, Newbattle Abbey College
Join Grorgia Longmore, PhD student from The Roslin Institute to learn how we can observe, track and help local birds affected by towns, traffic, light and noise pollution

Feel Good Science
Saturday 20 October 2018, 11 am - 4 pm, Loanhead Library, Loanhead, Midlothian
A day dedicated to you… Your health, happiness and wellbeing. There will be brains!

Public Talks and Discussions

We regularly offer lectures and discussion events and most are recorded and made available online on our Youtube Channel.


You can find us particpating in numerous festivals throughout the year including:

  • The Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Midlothian Science Festval
  • Borders Science festival
  • Dunbar Science Festival
  • Mad Hatter Grey Matter festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film Evenings

We regularly contribute to scientifically-themed film screenings with partners such as New Media Scotland, Edinburgh International Science Festival, British Science Association (Edinburgh). Films covered have included:

  • Momento
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Her
  • Inside Out
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Open Days

Edinburgh Neuroscience members participate in Doors Open Day events and regularly invite the public to find out more about our research projects