Beltane Breakfast | International Year of Light 2015

2015 is the UN International Year of Light (IYL15), an excellent opportunity for public engagement activities for a wide range of research areas.  This was the topic for one of our regular Beltane Breakfasts on Feb 11, 2015 at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. It was a sell out event and many connections were made.  We heard from the following four speakers:

  • Prof Martin Hendry, the Scottish coordinator for IYL15  (download presentation )
  • Katarzyna Przybycien from Heriot Watt Engage spoke about their plans for IYL15
  • Paula Bushell from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE)  talked about what motivated the RBGE to create “Botanic Lights – Night in the Garden” (download presentation)
  • Malcolm Innes from Edinburgh Napier University talked about how he designed the installation “Botanic Lights – Night in the Garden” (download presentation)

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