Curious: The RSE’s Summer Events Programme
Curious Times Call for Curious Minds
The Royal Soceity of Edinburgh has launched its second summer programme of events 'Curious' - a month-long series of online events bringing together some of Scotland's leading thinkers and practitioners, curated to make us question the world around us.
Topics will be as diverse as how robots learn to speak, what happens when we die, curing cancer and how the creatures that exist only in movies are given a voice.
You can particpate by taking part in thought-provoking talks, quiz-an-expert in a unique group discussion or get hands-on in an online workshop – quench your curiosity on a range of topics including: space technology; mental health; cancer research; video games; death; language; menstruation; conversational AI; and many more.
Some highlights include Baroness Ashton giving the RSE’s annual MacCormick lecture on the future of foreign policy, and a panel discussion with author Val McDermid about the representation of science in fiction.
Each event is free to attend, taking place throughout August but places are limited, so remember to book your virtual seat.
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