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View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Prof Lorna Dawson, head of Soil Forensics, will be at the Festival (c) JHI
for the general public

Science at the University of Aberdeen's May Festival

29 - 31 May 2015

Interesting science topics, including soil forensics, will be explored at this year's May Festival at the University of Aberdeen.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2015-05-29
Eubacteria (c) Wikicommons
for scientists, students and other interested parties

2015 CLS/Hutton Distinguished Lecture: The Microbiome in Health and Agriculture

21 April 2015, 4.00pm

Dr Jack A. Gilbert, from Argonne National Laboratory (University of Chicago), will deliver the University of Dundee's College of Life Sciences and James Hutton Institute 2015 Distinguished Lecture.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2015-04-21
The event will feature a session on land use (c) James Hutton Institute
for RSA fellows, their guests and members of the public

RSA MCICH Festival of Ideas

20-21 March 2015

This two-day conference featuring internationally acclaimed speakers will include a session on land use, management and ownership with Professor Iain Gordon of the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2015-03-20
Fungi diversity (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, students and other interested parties

Fungi – the good, the bad & the essential

18 March 2015, 7.00-9.00pm

In this Cafe Scientifique talk, Dr Andy Taylor will discuss how fungi are integral to our lives as nature's recyclers, plant saviours and occasional killers, pharmacists, bakers and brewers.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2015-03-18
Image of the Dundee Flower and Food Festival logo
for the general public

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2014

5-7 September 2014: £12 (show entry)

The James Hutton Institute is once again supporting the festival and will have a display and talks in the new Food Discovery Marquee.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2014-09-05
Visitors at the James Hutton Institute marquee during the show in 2013
for the general public

Royal Highland Show 2014

19-22 June 2013: £20-£25 (show entry price)

Visit our marquee on Avenue Q to find out more about our research that supports the Scotch whisky industry and related agriculture.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-06-19
Virtual Landscape Theatre with audience
for the general public and groups

Landscapes of the Future

31 May - 6 June 2014, times vary: Free

Residents in Aberdeenshire will have the opportunity to see what the future might hold when the Landscapes of the Future event is held in Aboyne.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2014-05-31
for families and the general public

Plant Power Day

17 May 2014, 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, 2014-05-17
Howard Davies
for the general public

GM Crops: Raking up the facts

22 April 2014, 7pm: Free

Professor Howard Davies from the James Hutton Institute will explore the place of GM in modern agriculture in this free talk.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-04-22
Members of the public discover our science with Tim George
for families and the general public

Soil Chemistry Challenge

7 April 2014, 11am-5pm: Free

Staff from the James Hutton Institute will help visitors learn more about soil at this free Edinburgh International Science Festival event.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2014-04-07

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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.