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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

Fascination of Plants Day logo
for the general public and families

Fascination of Plants Day 2013

18 May 2013, 10am - 4 pm: Free

A free day with activities for all the family will be held at Dundee Botanic Garden to mark Fascination of Plants Day.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2013-05-18
Photograph of soil forensic samples being collected (courtesy Lorna Dawson)
for the general public

Crime Writer Ann Cleeves charity event

17 April 2013, 7.30pm: £10

Soil forensics expert Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute will compere this charity event in Aberdeen.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-04-17
DNA model
for the general public and families

DNA Discovery Trail

31 March - 1 April 2013, 11am - 5pm: Free

The James Hutton Institute is inviting families to join the DNA Discovery Trail at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2013-04-01
Photograph of soil forensic samples being collected (courtesy Lorna Dawson)
for the general public and families

Forensics weekend

9-10 February 2013

Soil forensics expert Professor Lorna Dawson of the James Hutton Institute is joining a weekend of special events at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen to celebrate the science used to help solve crimes.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2013-02-09
Field with industrial units and hills in the background
for land owners, land managers, farmers and the general public

Land Use Debate

19 November 2012, 2.30pm

The RSA Fellows' Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage Network is hosting a free Land Use Debate in Melrose in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2012-11-19
Purple cauliflower © NellieBly, Wikimedia
for the general public

How often do you eat a mutant food?

14 November 2012, 6pm

Dr Eleanor Gilroy of the James Hutton Institute will ask how GM compares to the process of cross-breeding plants and livestock undertaken for thousands of years in this free Cafe Science Extra Dundee event.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2012-11-14
Feeding the 7 billion logo
for the general public

Feeding the 7 billion

13 November 2012, 6pm

Experts from the James Hutton Institute, Moredun Research Institute and Heriot Watt University joined a panel discussion on how to feed the world's growing population. This free event was part of Dundee Science Festival.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2012-11-13
Photograph of fungi (Xerocomus porosporus)
for the general public

Fungi foray

15 September 2012, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Join our expert Andy Taylor and Grampian Fungus Group on an autumn fungi foray.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2012-09-15
Image of the Dundee Flower and Food Festival
for the general public

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2012

31 August - 2 September 2012

Come along to meet us and find out more about the James Hutton Institute's work at the annual Dundee Flower and Food Festival in the city's Camperdown Park.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2012-09-02
Image of the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival logo
for the general public

Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

19-22 July 2012

James Hutton Institute soil forensics expert Professor Lorna Dawson will be taking part in this festival held in Harrogate.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2012-07-19

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