Research and Knowledge Exchange

The Big Idea

This podcast series is giving the University an innovative way to share its big ideas with the world.

The Big Idea Podcast

The Big Idea podcasts

Building on Edinburgh’s tradition of providing a home for inquisitive minds such as Charles Darwin, David Hume and Peter Higgs, the Big Idea Podcast is a forum for contemporary thinkers to exchange their work and expertise with each other and listeners.

Each month a group of academics from different parts of the University gather to discuss a special theme, ranging from Scotland’s future to the power of perception.

Since its launch the podcast has gained listeners from around the world, from the USA and Australia to China and Saudi Arabia.

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Sharing and training

As well as being an accessible way for the public to hear about the University’s work, it is also a forum for academics to meet colleagues from different parts of the institution, share ideas, and gain media training in a studio setting.

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You can download or subscribe to The Big Idea podcasts for free through iTunes U or our RSS feed.