Dangerous ideas and fast cars at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
One of the world's most impressive electric cars, a Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and some of Scotland’s most innovative low carbon start-ups are just some of the attractions on offer during the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
On Saturday 7th April 2018 two events at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation will showcase some of the people and products determined to reduce humanity’s impact on the planet.
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Tackling Climate Change
Saturday 7 April, 13:30 – 15:00, £5.00
Hosted by comedian Sian Bevan and featuring a panel of expert academics, practitioners and innovators, this stimulating discussion will explore the impact humans have on the environment and how society can change to become more sustainable. Featuring:
- Dr Sian Henley, whose research focuses on the role of oceans in climate change
- Euan Doidge, recent winner of the Universitas 21 three minute thesis award for his research on extracting gold from recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment
- Enrique Cervero, a student at the University of Edinburgh who has been developing a prototype for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept of mass transportation.
Always a popular event - book tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Future Innovation Showcase
Saturday 7 April, 11:00 – 16:00, free
What technologies are set to transform our future? Held in the courtyard of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, this all-day exhibition gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the cars, bikes, products and services that are set to revolutionise the way we live. Featuring Tesla’s Model S electric car and a locally-designed prototype of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept of mass transportation.
There will also be stalls from some of ECCI's resident start-up companies, and an exhibition showcasing how staff and students at the University of Edinburgh are making their lives and work more sustainable.
Both events are organised by the University of Edinburgh's Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).