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Edinburgh International Science Festival - Surgical Sleuths

Date(s): 3 April 2017 - 12 April 2017

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: £4

Age Restrictions: 9+

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For this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival, join Surgeons’ Hall Museums for a hands-on workshop exploring the exciting world of medical diagnosis and surgical solutions. Adults and children can work together to learn how the body tells us when something is wrong and try out some of the amazing techniques surgeons use to help.This chil…


The Captive Heart

Date(s): 15 April 2017

Time: 12:30-14:00 & 15:00-16:30

Age Restrictions: 18+ (Adult only workshop)

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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUTVisitors to Surgeons’ Hall cannot fail to be struck by the dazzling array of anatomical specimens preserved in fluid. This interactive workshop will teach you about the processes involved in creating these specimens, and enable you to try your hand at preserving a lamb’s heart to take home. 18+ adults only workshop.


The Link Between Coal Mining and Lung Disease

Date(s): 20 April 2017

Time: Talk starts at 7pm, doors open 6.30pm.

Cost: £2

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By the 3rd decade of the 19th century the British coalmining industry had reached 200,000 miners, growing to provide a cheap and plentiful supply of fuel for the furnaces of the Industrial Revolution. Whilst it now seems obvious that inhalation of dust-laden air by colliers might result in harmful accumulation of the dust in their lungs, the link w…


Café Scientifique - Surprising Targets for Harmful Air Pollution Particles

Date(s): 8 May 2017

Time: 19:00-21:00

Cost: Free

Age Restrictions: 18+, Cash Bar

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It is well known that inhaling dust particles causes disease. Ever since the early 19th century it has been recognised that inhaling large amounts of coalmine dust causes lung disease in miners. In the mid 20th  Century London smogs claimed thousands of lives and the soot particles were suspected as being part of the problem, along with pollutant g…


This Won't Hurt A Bit

Date(s): 19 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Time: 7pm

Cost: £9 - Adults. £7 - Concessions.

A Performance based on the Life and Works of James Young SimpsonFull details to follow.


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