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General Public Events

Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

Our sites remain on a restricted access condition, and only staff who are doing essential site-specific work or tasks are on site. All other colleagues continue to work from home for the time being.

We have excellent and free to use video conference and conference call systems and are happy to make these facilities available to help you engage with us. Meetings are taking place via video conference with participants joining individually from their own locations; check with the relevant member of staff for advice.

As the situation continues to evolve, please check the UK Government and NHS websites for the latest advice and updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please email events@hutton.ac.uk.

View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Soil forensics at the James Hutton Institute (c) James Hutton Institute
for anyone interested in crime fiction and forensics

Tracking a killer: forensics in crime fiction

24 September 2016, 1-2pm

As part of Byres Road Book Festival in Glasgow, Professor Lorna Dawson will take part in a discussion of forensic fact and fiction together with crime writer Lin Anderson.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-09-24
Mountain biker in woodland (c) James Hutton Institute
for anyone interested in woodlands and outdoor activities

Woodland and change - how do you like yours?

23 to 25 September 2016, 10am to 5pm

Hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this event will explore the future of Scotland's woodlands through activities for all ages.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2016-09-23
Soil forensics at the James Hutton Institute (c) James Hutton Institute
for anyone interested in crime fiction and forensics

Soil forensics: digging up the bodies

11 September 2016, 10-11am

As part of the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Professor Lorna Dawson will take part in a discussion of forensic fact and fiction together with crime writer Lin Anderson.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2016-09-11
Fungi foray at Craigiebuckler (c) James Hutton Institute
for families, students, neighbours of the Craigiebuckler area and anyone interested

Doors Open Day at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

10 September 2016, 10am to 4pm

Meet our scientists and learn about what we do at our Craigiebuckler site as part of this year's Doors Open Days in Aberdeen.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-09-10
The Crunch logo
for families and anyone interested in food, health and our planet

The Crunch, From Plant to Plate: Meet the Expert

10 September 2016, 11am to 3pm

As part of The Crunch, a year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet, scientists from the James Hutton Institute will be exhibiting at a specially themed Meet the Expert session.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-09-10
Soil forensics at the James Hutton Institute (c) James Hutton Institute
for interested parties

TechFest: Forensic Pathology, Biology and Geology

26 August, 7pm

In this TechFest presentation, three experts including the James Hutton Institute's Professor Lorna Dawson will look at the advances of forensic science through the perspective of pathology, biology and geology.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2016-08-26
Agriculture in Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
for interested parties and members of the public

'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) Reddit session: Making the way we grow our food more sustainable

25 August 2016, 5:00 pm GMT

The James Hutton Institute's Professor Derek Stewart, a member of Sense About Science's Plant Science Panel, will take part in a Q&A session with Reddit users about how to make the way we grow our food more sustainable.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2016-08-25
National Insect Week logo (contributed)
for the general public

Carnival of the mini-beasties

25 June 2016, 12-6pm

Join entomologists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen to celebrate insects and our relationships with them.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-06-25
James Hutton Institute marquee at the Royal Highland Show
for the general public

Royal Highland Show 2016

23 - 26 June 2016: £22-£27 (gate entry price)

Visit our marquee on Avenue Q to find out more about our how our research and science supports Scottish farming, food and land-based industries and related agriculture.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2016-06-23
Flowers
for families and the general public

Plant Power Day 2016

Saturday 21 May 2016, 10am-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.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-05-21

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