Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Scottish Parliament is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016.

Dr Elsie Inglis

Go Home and Sit Still - the Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War

2-3pm, Saturday 26 March
A fascinating talk about the pioneering Edinburgh-born Dr Elsie Inglis. In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

Actress dressed as Scottish Women's Hospital nurse

First World War Living History

Drop-in activities from 11am-4pm
Saturdays 26 March, 2 & 9 April
Minimum age: 8 years

Come and meet our First World War re-enactors who assume the roles of a Scottish Women’s Hospital nurse and soldier using artefacts from 1914.

Metamorface SFX Blood and Gore workshop

Metamorface SFX Blood and Gore make-up workshop

Drop-in activities from 10am-12pm, then 1-4pm
Saturdays 26 March, 2 & 9 April
Minimum age: 8 years

A rare chance to get involved with the Metamorface SFX Blood and Gore workshop.

Storytellers Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol in action.  Copyright: Macastory

Macastory

12-1pm (under-8s), 2-3pm (over-8s)
Saturdays 27 February, 19 & 26 March, 2 & 9 April
Join storytellers Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol as they share incredible tales from the First World War.

Occupational therapy for soldiers during the First World War.  Picture: Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health & Medicine

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

2-3pm, Saturday 2 April
By Andy Smith, Regional Operations Manager North and Karen Mead, Manager of Psychological Therapies Central at Combat Stress. In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Scientist using 3D organ printer

Printing 3D Organs

Drop-in from 1-4pm
Saturday 9 April
Minimum age: 5 years

Have you ever wanted to see a set of teeth being printed? It seems that anything is possible with 3D printing nowadays but can we really print body parts as well?

Elsie Inglis Operating Theatre, Hospital 2008, by John Bellany © Bellany Estate

Battlefield Pathology in the First World War

2-3pm, Saturday 9 April
In the First World War, flamethrowers and poison gas were used on a large scale for the first time. This talk will examine the consequences of the tissue injury, repair and infection arising from the wounds.

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