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    Bishop's Palace
    Eden Court, Bishop's Road
    IV3 5SA

[email protected] Launch: ‘Ask the Expert’ Family Event

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Join us at Eden Court, Inverness for the launch of the new [email protected] programme.

At this family event, RSE Fellows and other experts will be offering interactive displays and activities, Q&A sessions and short talks on topics including marine science, health and well-being, geology, earth sciences, space science, astrophysics, chemistry, language and storytelling.


Meet the Author – Lari Don
Author Lari Don reads from a selection of her books (see titles below) and talks about the Scottish folklore which inspires her fiction:

10.30 – 11.00: Tam Linn (suitable for ages 4 – 7 yrs)
11.30 – 12.00: The Fabled Beast Chronicles (suitable for ages 8 – 12 yrs)
13.00 – 13.30: The Secret of the Kelpie (suitable for ages 4 – 7 yrs)
14.00 – 14.30: Spellchasers Trilogy (suitable for ages 8 – 12 yrs)
15.00 – 15.30: Lari Don tells a Viking legend and talks about researching Norse saga tales for her collection The Dragon’s Hoard (suitable for ages 8 – 12 yrs)

Meet the Scientist Talks:
10.00: Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, We are Made of Star Stuff
11.00: Professor Iain Stewart, BBC Presenter and Geologist, Title TBC
12.00: Professor Martin Hendry, Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe
13.00: Professor Jeremy Smith, Scots & English
14.00: Professor Iain Stewart, BBC Presenter and Geologist, Title TBC
15.00: Professor Martin Hendry, Gravity Sang and LIGO was Listening

SGL Room – Meet the Scientist
Displays / Interactive activities from the following people:

Gravitational Waves Display  with Professor Martin Hendry
Marine Science  with Professor Paul Thompson
Health & Well-being  with Professor Ian Megson, Centre for Health Science
Forensic Chemistry  with Professor Niamh Nic Daeid (Afternoon only)
Astrophysics  with Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Geology  with Professor Iain Stewart
Language & Linguistics  with Professor Jeremy Smith

No need to register but for further information, please contact:

Kate Kennedy, RSE Outreach Officer

T 07502 111 610

E [email protected]

Event report


Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (President of the RSE) – Astrophysics
Professor Martin Hendry – Astrophysics, Space Science and Gravitational Waves
Professor Niamh Nic Daeid – Forensic Science
Professor Jeremy Smith – English Language and Linguistics
Lari Don – Children’s Author and Storyteller
Professor Ian Megson – Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science
Dr Mary Doherty - Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science
Professor Paul Thompson – Marine Science
Alison McLure – Institute of Physics / Weather Forecasting / Antarctic and Arctic Experiences
Professor Iain Stewart – BBC Presenter and Geologist