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General Public Events

View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

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
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
Dinnet constructed wetland demonstration site (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, regulators, industry and policy makers

Dinnet Constructed Wetland Open Day

19 April 2016, 10am-4pm: Free

The James Hutton Institute will host this one day seminar on constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment on 19 April 2016.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2016-04-19
Life in our soils (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, students and other interested parties

Life in the Soil: does it matter?

24 February 2016, 6pm

This event, supported by the James Hutton Institute, will look at the vital roles played by organisms that live in our soils.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2016-02-24
Living Field, Invergowrie (c) James Hutton Institute
for families and any interested parties

Biodiversity theme day – Botany, Bugs and Biodiversity

9 January 2016, 11am to 3pm

In this theme day at the Dundee Science Centre, Dr Geoff Squire from the James Hutton Institute will discuss cropland biodiversity in Scotland through several exhibits.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2016-01-09
The event will look at NC monitoring in the UK (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, policy makers and other interested parties

NCI Dialogue on Natural Capital Monitoring

8 January 2016, 8:30-10:30am: Free (registration required)

This NCI event aims to initiate and facilitate on-going dialogue between key academic, policy and business decision-makers to find shared solutions and innovative approaches to monitoring natural capital in the UK.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2016-01-08
The event will discuss issues around onshore renewables development
for scientists, policymakers, students and other interested parties

Balancing trade-offs in Ecosystem Services: windfarm energy, climate, soil and landscape

17 November 2015, 10 am to 4 pm

This BSSS-Scottish Soils Discussion Group event aims to discuss issues surrounding the trade-offs between onshore windfarm development and ecosystem protection under pressures of reducing GHGs, conserving soil quality (and carbon stores) and increasing energy production from renewable sources.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2015-11-17

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