This month's SciScreen is a special one. In honour of World AIDS Day, we are screening Dallas Buyers Club with an introduction and Q&A with Dr Ewen Stewart of NHS Lothian BBV (Blood-Borne Viruses). Come along this Monday, 1st December, 18:30, at Cineworld Edinburgh.
Dr Ewen Stewart, GP and NHS Lothian BBV lead, will give a short talk about HIV and how things have changed since early diagnosis. He will talk about people living with HIV in Scotland, the numbers within the population, those on treatment and the types of services we have. He will talk about the stigma that people with HIV continue to face and how we can help to raise awareness of HIV and reduce stigma for those living with it.
As always, you can find more details about SciScreen events here, and you can book your tickets straight from Cineworld. Make sure to get the student discount, even if you're not a student!
At this month's SciScreen, we will make you question the way you think about the universe itself with a screening of Another Earth and an introduction and Q&A by cosmologist Professor Andrew Liddle! Join us Monday, 17th November, 18:30, at Cineworld Edinburgh.
Professor Andrew Liddle of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh will introduce the idea of the 'multiverse' - the possibility that there is not just the one Universe we see around us but many. While this might help explain some of the observed properties of the Universe and is getting a lot of attention from astronomers, it has disturbing consequences, including the possibility that those other Universes might contain near, or even exact, copies of ourselves.
You can find more details about SciScreen events here, and you can book your tickets straight from Cineworld. Make sure to get the student discount, even if you're not a student!
We have teamed up with a local brewery, Krafty Brew in Leith, for a special night of beer and science. Krafty Brew operates as a brew-it-yourself brewery, offering consultation to those wishing to attempt homebrew or make their own beer for a special occasion or event. They also make their own range of delicious craft beers. These guys know a LOT about brewing, and we are very lucky to have them (and their wares) at our disposal for an entire evening!
On tap (ahem) for the evening is:
An overview of how beer is made, and the science behind the craft with Krafty Brew's head brewer, Mike Ward.
5 generous tasters of unique craft beers
a tour of the facilities
There is also a licensed bar on site so if you'd like, you can stay and sample some of the best beer in the city.
We're really excited about this one! The event is scheduled for 6pm on Friday 28th November - so pop by after work and unwind with us. The evening's schedule should run for around 1.5 - 2 hours, with the option to stay on after and carry on socialising.
Tickets are £10, available at Eventbrite.
We have a promotional video with a taster of what to expect at the event here:
Here you'll find more info about our upcoming events.