Opportunities Calendar

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you.

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Festival of Physics 2018 @ Our Dynamic Earth
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

The Festival of Physics is a celebration of the wonder of science, the power of curiosity and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future. Join the Institute of Physics from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October at Dynamic Earth for a packed three-day programme of scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences, plus creative conversations from the domains of music, theatre and art alongside talks and lectures for all ages.

From the edge of the universe to the heart of the atom, from spacetime to stardust, come play with us.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 27 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Festival of Physics 2018 @ Dynamic Earth
Oct 28 all-day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the Institute of Physics is now accepting event applications for the 2018 Scottish Festival of Physics.  

The festival will take place from Friday 26th October – Sunday 28th October inclusive at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. 

The event will be a celebration of the role that physics plays in our world and beyond, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary content that demonstrates the intersections of physics with other sciences and forms of culture – not only physicists need apply. If you have an interesting event, we’d love to hear from you. 

The programme will include an adult event strand alongside teen, family and early years offerings, so  we are seeking inspiring and interactive content in the form of workshops, shows, talks, debates, games and art for a range of ages.  

This year, the theme of the festival is Time. We would be keen to encourage submissions of content that explores or is related to this theme, although it is not prohibitive.

 

Nov
15
Thu
2018
So This Is CoDI // Intro session for potential performers at the 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas @ Edinburgh Napier University (Merchiston Campus, The Glassroom)
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interested in performing at the 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas?

Come along to this informal information session to:

  • Find out more about what performing at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas involves
  • Ask any questions you may have
  • Meet some of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas team

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2019 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

If you already have an idea of what you would like to do a show about, please fill out out our expression of interest form. The form will close on 7th December. (Filling in the form is not binding – it just allows us to gauge interest and get a feel for the programme.)

Nov
27
Tue
2018
So This Is CoDI (repeat) // Intro session for potential performers at the 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas @ 1.37 Paterson's Land
Nov 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a repeat of the session running on 15th November at Edinburgh Napier University. You do not need to attend both.

Interested in performing at the 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas?

Come along to this informal information session to:

  • Find out more about what performing at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas involves
  • Ask any questions you may have
  • Meet some of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas team

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2019 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

If you already have an idea of what you would like to do a show about, please fill out out our expression of interest form. The form will close on 7th December. (Filling in the form is not binding – it just allows us to gauge interest and get a feel for the programme.)

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Deadline for expressions of interest | 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm

The call to be part of the August 2019 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is now live!

Has your research given you some dangerous ideas? Come share them with the world at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe! Check out our call for participants.

The deadline for non-binding expressions of interest is 7th December 2018.

 

 

Jul
16
Tue
2019
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas-Fringe Preview @ The Stand Comedy Club
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Now in its seventh year at the Fringe, The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas sees some of the country’s leading academics and researchers escape from their ‘ivory towers’, with the express purpose of simultaneously explaining their most dangerous ideas and entertaining real people.

They call it ‘public engagement’; we call it ‘a right good night!’.

With plenty of time for questions and discussion, three academics preview their Fringe shows, ably assisted by compere and self-styled ‘stupidest person in the room’, Susan Morrison.

Spoiler alert: This is NOT a lecture.  Attendees are liable to learn something new and interesting!

Rebekka Puderbaugh – Don’t believe your ears!

Did Grover drop an F-bomb on Sesame Street? Do the names Yanny and Laurel make you want to fight? You know what your ears tell you – you heard it yourself! But why do so many people disagree? How can people can hear radically different things in the same sound? Who’s right? Can even a professional linguist say for sure? Pit your ears against your friends’ and neighbours’ and let’s settle this once and for all. Using acoustic trickery Rebekka Puderbaugh (The University of Edinburgh) will make you doubt reality and distrust everything (you think) you hear.

Ron O’Donnell – Art is Shit!

What is art and should we fund it? Have you ever thought: “What the f**k is that? People pay money for that? A two-year old could do it!”.  We’re talking art with Ron O’Donnell (Edinburgh Napier University).

Who decides what is valuable, or creative? Do you need to be educated to understand it? Would you despair if a great artwork was destroyed? Would you give a shit if all contemporary art disappeared tomorrow? If art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observation, why is so much of it baffling and aloof?

RayyaGhul – Are you a problem addict?

Problems are like whirlpools – they suck you in.  How often have you found yourself talking over and over about the same ‘difficult’ people and other irritations?  What if you don’t actually need to understand a problem to come up with a great solution?  This is the radical idea at the heart of Solution Focus.

Rayya Ghul (The University of Edinburgh), internationally-renowned solution-focused practitioner, will bust myths about the value of problem-solving.  You’ll have a chance to learn the skills behind conversations that can create real and lasting change.  Are you ready to give up stressing?

Duration: 120minutes | Show ends: 10.30pm approx. | Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Bar snacks available

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas-Fringe Preview @ The Stand Comedy Club
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Now in its seventh year at the Fringe, The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas sees some of the country’s leading academics and researchers escape from their ‘ivory towers’, with the express purpose of simultaneously explaining their most dangerous ideas and entertaining real people.

They call it ‘public engagement’; we call it ‘a right good night!’.

With plenty of time for questions and discussion, three academics preview their Fringe shows, ably assisted by compere and self-styled ‘stupidest person in the room’, Susan Morrison.

Spoiler alert: This is NOT a lecture.  Attendees are liable to learn something new and interesting!

Tonight!

Paola Ruffo – Can Google really translate?

What does it mean to be a human in the era of Google Translate? Is it really taking over human translation? What if it isn’t just words after all? Can machines replicate human feelings and language nuances?  Paola Ruffo (Heriot-Watt University) explores how the boundaries between humans, words and machines are being redrawn. Join her at the edges of the magic world of translation to discover what happens when humans and machines meet new languages. Can you tell the difference between a text from a human and one written by a machine?

 

Amy Andrada – Are Women Assholes?

Women are constantly measuring one another by ideals of thinness, beauty, ‘best mommy practices’, and keeping a happy home with a happy partner. Why? Are their values warped? Are they not happy with themselves, or are they afraid of being alone? Why is single status so threatening? Does competitiveness drive their insecurities or do women’s insecurities drive their competitiveness? Amy Andrada (The University of Edinburgh) dares to ask. In her quest, she discovers that women are much more than they appear and accept far less than they deserve.

Jenny Paterson – Neglecting Midwives Gives Mothers PTSD

The NHS are getting it wrong! Funny? No! Laughable? Maybe! Jenny Patterson (Edinburgh Napier University) hits out at the NHS for neglecting midwives and heartlessly letting women suffer – almost like trauma-stressed war veterans. Neglected midwives can end up lashing out or burning out, leaving some women feeling shocked and abandoned. Sadly, both midwives and women can end up with PTSD. Do midwives need to toughen up? Do women? Jenny doesn’t pull her punches and says: “Never mind the women, what about the midwives?”.

Duration: 120minutes | Show ends: 10.30pm approx. | Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Bar snacks available