College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Award recognises excellence in public engagement

A team of social scientists have been awarded the University's Tam Dalyell Prize.

Dr Niki Vermeulen and her team have won the prize for Curious Edinburgh – an initiative which has created mobile tours of Edinburgh's history of science, technology and medicine.

Launched by the renowned politician and former Rector of the University of Edinburgh, the Tam Dalyell Prize recognises outstanding science communications.

In addition to receiving a medal Dr Vermeulen will give a lecture in April at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in 2018.

Working in partnership

Niki Vermeulen and Bill Jenkins, based in the School of Social and Political Science, have created app-based walking tours of Edinburgh that explore the city’s rich heritage in the history of science, technology and medicine.

Working with partners across the University and cultural organisations, including the National Museum of Scotland, Surgeons Hall Museum and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The team participated in the 2016 Edinburgh International festival opening event Deep Time and have an ongoing partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival through the Moments in Time installation on the Mound.

 Curious Edinburgh