Adventure Ahoy! (Pirate storytelling)
11:00-12:20, Anatomy Seminar Room
Ahoy there! Come and join us as we set off on a pirate adventure with award-winning storytellers ‘It’s in the Bag’ (http://www.itsinthebagparties.co.uk/). Travel the seas and meet some pirates and mermaids through songs, stories, rhymes, puppets and craft! Maybe we will even find some buried treasure!
Tickets: £3 per child (recommended ages 3-6), free for accompanying adults
Buried Treasure in the Archives
11:00-12:00, Anatomy Lecture Theatre
In this event we will take an adventurous journey through the archives of the University of Edinburgh. Expect the unexpected as we hear tales of quests to discover lands and maybe find out where the buried treasure really is…
We’re not in Kirkcaldy anymore: Scottish adventures in Medicine
12:30-13:30, Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Throughout history, medical men and women have often found themselves at the forefront of exploration. During the First World War, doctors and nurses were sent to the battlefield with little knowledge of what might be in store for them.
Even closer to home, chaotic conditions in military hospitals were world away from medicine in peacetime. In this presentation we will use Edinburgh medical archives to uncover some dramatic and brave adventures which helped shape the modern world of medical treatment.
A Musical Journey
14:00-16:00, Alison House, 12 Nicholson Square, EH8 9DF
Travel to India with a lesson on the sitar. Join us for a group lesson where each participant will learn an Indian raga on their own instrument. The class requires no prior musical experience or ability to read music. Please note, this class requires participants to sit cross-legged on the floor so please wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.
Adventures in Human Being
14:30-15:30, Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Join award-winning author and University of Edinburgh alumnus, Gavin Francis, for our adventurous grand finale! Venture into uncharted territories as you are led on a journey around the human body; learning along the way what it means to be human.
Gavin will also be signing copies of his book after his talk. Feel free to bring along your own copy, but there will also be a limited number available to buy on the day (cash sales only).