A-Z list of all events

Poster for All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

1pm-3.30pm, Saturday 5 March
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) is still hailed, nine decades on, as one of the greatest anti-war films ever made.

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.

Flora Sandes

Captain Flora Sandes: From Suffolk to the Trenches

2-3pm, Saturday 6 February
Louise Miller discusses the extraordinary story of Flora Sandes, the only western woman to go into battle as an enlisted soldier in the First World War.

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.

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.

His Majesty's Yacht Iolaire. Picture: Ness Historical Society

Iolaire *POSTPONED*

Unfortunately, this event has now been cancelled.

Jock Duncan

Jock meets the Jocks

2-3pm, Saturday 5 March
Professor Gary West shares and discusses a unique corpus of personal tales and memories of the Great War, as collected over many decades by the great Scottish traditional singer Jock Duncan.

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.

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.

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?

Children taking part in a previous Family Day, in the Garden Lobby at Holyrood

Scottish Parliament Family Day

11am-3pm, Saturdays 27 February and 19 March
The whole family is invited to join us for fun activities to help children explore the Scottish Parliament and the John Bellany and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals exhibition.

Ange Ecossaise, Ink on Paper 2008, by John Bellany © Bellany Estate

The Art of John Bellany

2-3pm, Saturday 12 March
Keith Hartley, Deputy Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and co-author of the definitive book on John Bellany, will give an illuminating talk about the late artist and his work.

War Horse poster

War Horse

1pm-3.30pm, Saturdays 27 February and 19 March
Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book and directed by Steven Spielberg, come along and see the acclaimed film War Horse.

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