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October 2014

Don't Panic! The witch craze in 17th century Scotland

Date(s): 29 October 2014

Time: 14.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

For almost 200 years, Europe and Britain suffered periods of collective alarm and panic concerning the influence of witches or witchcraft on daily life. This talk by former nurse and midwife Chris Short will discuss some of the causes of such crazes in Scotland, including political, social and economic influences, and questions about witches and wi…

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Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty

Date(s): 24 October 2014

Time: 6.30pm (doors open, event starts at 7pm)

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anthony-horowitz-moriarty-tickets-13311552211

Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Surgeons’ Hall Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh are delighted to welcome best-selling author Anthony Horowitz to Edinburgh! Join us as he chats about his new novel, Moriarty, his second venture into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle’s after The House of Silk, published in 2011. SHERLOCK HOLMES IS DEAD. …

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Science Alive Gala Day at Lasswade Community Centre

Date(s): 11 October 2014

Time: 10.30am- 15:30pm (Family sessions); 16.30pm-18.30pm (adult sessions)

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/science-alive-gala-day-3/

We will be bringing our Object Handling classes to the Midlothian Science Festival at the Lasswade Community Hub as part of the Science Alive Gala Day on 11th October. There are two sessions. One for families running from 10:30am to 3:30pm, and one for adults fruning from 4.30pm to 6:30pm. Both are free to attend. Please see the Midlothian Sciences…

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Battlefield Pathology with Professor Ken Donaldson

Date(s): 7 October 2014

Time: 18.30

Cost: Free

Age Restrictions: 14+

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/battlefield-pathology-with-prof-ken-donaldson-tickets-12953593547

Throughout recorded time conflicts have led to wounding and death on the battlefield and these have been recorded to varying degrees, along with developments in surgical treatment. This talk examines the patterns and types of wounds produced on the battlefield from the 1800s to the present day from the point of view of the pathologist. Firstly, the…

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The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital with Mr Iain Macintyre

Date(s): 6 October 2014

Time: 18.30

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-remarkable-elsie-inglis-the-scottish-womens-hospital-tickets-12934612775?aff=eorg

Elsie Inglis was a remarkable woman doctor. She was a pioneer of medical education for women, a successful surgeon in Edinburgh and a leader of the Suffrage movement. But it was her work with the Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War which made her a national heroine. Her story, one of courage and determination, is one of the most in…

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