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Edinburgh and South East Scotland - upcoming events


The Edinburgh and South East Scotland branch hold a monthly public lecture series at the Quaker Meeting House near the Grassmarket in Central Edinburgh. All lectures are FREE but booking is essential - please see the ticketing page for further details.

As well as this, the Branch also have a regular SciScreen series, which runs on the third Monday of each month. Film showings take place at Cineworld Fountain Park - not only are tickets offered at bargain price, but there will also be a short talk at the start of each film, to stimulate thoughts and discussion.

Upcoming events


X-Men: 'Days of Future Past'
Accompanied by a talk by Dr Alasdair Richmond

Lots of time travel stories assume that travelling back in time would let you alter the past, erasing one history and replacing it with another. But is there any scientific basis for such ideas? And if there is, what philosophical problems might they face? Alasdair Richmond introduces the philosophy of time travel and history-changing with a hint of quantum theory, a dash of many-worlds and a sprinkling of science fiction.