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General Public Events

View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Children exploring our soil pit at Open Farm Sunday 2017
for the general public and families

Open Farm Sunday 2018: New Venue!

10 June 2018, 11am - 4 pm, Free

The James Hutton Institute will be opening its doors to the public for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10 June.

Flowers
for families and the general public

Plant Power Day 2018

Sunday 20 May 2018, 11am-4pm: Free

This free family drop in event hosted by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute will have plant activities for all ages.

10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?
for any member of staff or the general public, anyone interested in the future of agriculture.

Film screening - “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”

22 March 2018

We are pleased to invite you to a screening of “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”, the film follows the director, author, and self-proclaimed ‘food fighter’ Valentin Thurn as he travels the world studying the essentials of food production.

for any member of staff or the general public

'A Plastic Ocean' Film Screening

19:00 – 21:30, doors open at 18:30, 15 February 2018

The James Hutton Institute are pleased to invite you to a free screening of Craig Leeson’s, ‘A Plastic Ocean’.

Impact of work by the Scottish Land Commission in urban and rural Scotland: Q&A with Andrew Thin

11 December 2017, 5.15-7pm

Andrew Thin, Scottish Land Commission chairman, will take part in a Q&A session about the impact of SLC work in urban and rural Scotland.

TIMS instrument (c) James Hutton Institute
for geoscientists, chemists, scientists and anyone interested in analytical services

Technology Awareness Day

26 October, 9am to 3.30pm

Come to our Technology Awareness Day on 26th October for a chance to learn about our analytical services offering, including SEM, FTIR, XRD and TIMS.

Working with sheep at Glensaugh (c) James Hutton Institute
for sheep farmers, researchers and anyone interested in sheep farming

SAC Consulting Summer Meeting at Glensaugh Farm

14 July 2017, 12-7pm

The 2017 SAC Consulting Summer Meeting will take place at the James Hutton Institute's Glensaugh Farm, to highlight research aimed at reducing lamb losses on Scottish farms.

Bere barley plot (c) James Hutton Institute
for farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers

Back to the Future: Understanding the heritage of bere barley for a more sustainable future

29 June 2017, 8:45am - 6:00pm, Free

In this event, James Hutton Institute scientists will discuss, along research partners and other stakeholders, the lessons of heritage barley for a more sustainable future.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2015 Visitor with Claude the Soil Character
for the general public and families

Open Farm Sunday 2017

11 June 2017, 11am - 4 pm, Free

The James Hutton Institute will be opening its doors to the public for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 11 June.

Fascination of Plants_Logo
for the general public and families

Fascination of Plants Day

21 May 2017, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Free

As part of a Europe-wide celebration, the James Hutton Institute is joining forces with the University of Dundee to take part in the annual Fascination of Plants Day, at the Dundee Botanic Garden on Sunday 21st May.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.