The shows

Aug
27
Thu
2015
CODI 2015: The Great British Brain Off @ ‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm

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The Great British Brain Off @AlanJohnGow

Do you feel like your brain is half-baked? Or that your mental faculties are going off the boil? Join ‘head’ chef Dr Alan Gow in the Great British Brain Off to consider the recipe for the perfect brain, and what you can do if you feel your own grey matter needs some extra spice. Bring your questions about the ingredients that might protect or harm the brain as it ages, and we’ll put those into the mix. There probably won’t be any cakes, but jelly brains are likely to make an appearance.

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Alan Gow

Dr Alan Gow, Associate Professor in Psychology, Heriot-Watt University

 

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Aug
28
Fri
2015
CODI 2015: What if Lance Armstrong had the right idea? @ ‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm

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What if Lance Armstrong had the right idea?

Every four years we marvel at the feats of human endeavour at the Olympic Games, but imagine a world where doping was allowed. How fast, higher and stronger could human performance attain? This talk explores what the limits of human performance could be with the aid of a range of doping agents, whether we would want to see what a human could achieve, and the ethical implications that such an approach could raise.

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Dr Derek Ball, Associate Professor in Applied and Integrative Physiology, Heriot-Watt University

 

 

 

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Aug
29
Sat
2015
CODI 2015: Computers are only for geeks @ ‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm

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Computers are only for geeks 

What do you imagine when someone mentions they work with computers or in IT? Do you immediately think of a slightly nerdy man hunched over a keyboard in a darkened basement room, impervious to the rest of the world? Many people would think this. However, computer scientists and IT workers are diversifying and many are attempting to throw off their predominantly male, geeky, introverted image. In this show, Dr Karen Petrie wants to know what turned you on or off computers, and how there are major consequences for an outdated view of computer science.

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Dr Karen Petrie, School of Computing, University of Dundee

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Aug
30
Sun
2015
CODI 2015: Edinburgh Should Ban Students @ ‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm

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Edinburgh Should Ban Students 

What have students ever done for us? Surely Edinburgh would be a better city without them? Swathes of the city would be habitable again for families, noise complaints would slump, and traffic cones could rest easy. Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh Professor Mary Bownes imagines what Edinburgh, and countless other UK cities, would look like without students and the universities they attend. Professor Bownes will argue for students’ place in our cities, and highlight both the visible and hidden benefits they bring to civic life.

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Professor Mary Bownes, Vice Principal Community Development, The University of Edinburgh

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Aug
4
Thu
2016
CODI 2016: Mental health is… MENTAL @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mental health is… MENTAL

Leading psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie has heard enough talk about mental health stigma.

Campaigns to make it okay to speak out are great, but they will struggle to get anywhere unless they recognise that mental health really is MENTAL! And physical, at the same time!

No other area of medicine is so controversial, because no other area of medicine is so complicated. Mental illness will never be accepted just like any other illness because it’s not like any other illness. And maybe all the talk about mental health stigma is just increasing it.

Do you agree?

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Stephen Lawrie. Stephen is Head of the Division of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry & Neuro-Imaging and Director of PsySTAR a the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI : Day 1

Aug
5
Fri
2016
CODI 2016: Exercise is Bad for You @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exercise is Bad for You

Often described as a “Polypill” against a variety of illnesses and diseases, is exercise really the elixir for health?

Can exercise prematurely wear out your joints? Does excessive training increase the risk of coughs and colds? Does prolonged exercise impair your heart’s function? Furthermore can exercise lead to addictive behaviour?

Finally it is suggested that, in a lifetime, we have a fixed number of heartbeats; therefore does increasing our heart rate through exercise shorten our lifespan?

Participate in a discussion with life scientist Derek Ball about whether exercise is as good for you as we are led to believe.

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Derek Ball, Associate Professor in Applied and Integrative Physiology at Heriot-Watt University.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 2

Aug
6
Sat
2016
CODI 2016: Choose Your Own Science Adventure @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Choose Your Own Science Adventure

You’re an up-and-coming scientist. Your mission is to search for the truth about human psychology…and make the truth interesting enough that people want to read about it. Your answer needs to be right, but it more importantly needs to be published. Soon. You won’t get that new research grant if it’s not, will you?

Join Kate Cross and Lewis Dean for a journey through a research project. It’s up to you to decide how it’s run and reported.

Will it be a success or a failure? And will your conscience be clear by the end?

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Kate Cross, Lecturer; Lewis Dean, Research Fellow; both from the University of St Andrews.

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25 Days of CoDI : Day 3

Aug
7
Sun
2016
CODI 2016: Bad Teeth = Bad Health @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bad Teeth = Bad Health

It’s no secret that a lackadaisical approach to dental care leads to fillings and gum disease. However, the latest research evidence suggests it could also cause serious illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Jan Clarkson, a leading UK dental researcher, reckons that neglecting your teeth is seriously bad for you and others; Jan will use examples from history to demonstrate exactly how.

Come hear the evidence and decide for yourself if neglecting your pearly whites is likely to give you more than toothache!

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Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) at the University of Dundee.

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25 Days of CoDI : Day 4

Aug
8
Mon
2016
CODI 2016: Is Cancer Screening Harmful? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Cancer Screening Harmful?

We’re so used to hearing about the importance of regular cancer screening – catch it in its early stages while it can still be treated. But the reality is more complex and screening has real side effects.

Scientists have known about these risks for years, but is the message getting across to patients?

Do we need to start telling people about the risks of screening or should we keep it in the small print? Does screening destroy more lives than it saves?

Join Gary Kerr to debate the big issues in cancer screening.

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Gary Kerr, Researcher at the University of Salford.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 5

Aug
9
Tue
2016
CODI 2016: Bringing Death Back To Life @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bringing Death Back To Life

Dying is a universal human activity, and it shows no sign of abating. Despite the impact of non-smoking campaigns and the value of various screening and early diagnosis initiatives, death will still be 100% fatal for every single one of us.

Given we cannot evade it, is it time to face up to death? Should we be planning our own death the way we plan our wedding? Or is there no point planning for something inevitable (and terrifying)?

Scott Murray, a leading palliative care researcher, asks when, where and how would you like to die?

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Scott Murray, St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care at the University of Edinburgh.

In partnership with Death on the Fringe

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 6

 

Aug
10
Wed
2016
CODI 2016: Keep the Kids Out! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keep the Kids Out!

When they go out at all, they terrorise our streets and nuisance our neighbourhoods.

Are children an environmental threat? Or should we be adapting our environments to suit them? How about closing our city streets so children can ‘play out’ like they used to?

PhD researcher Jenny Wood and community engagement charity PAS will encourage you to look again at our urban landscapes and what they say about children.

Is there anything you’d change? Or should we avoid making our cities too child-centric? Come and help keep the kids out(side)!

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Jenny Wood. Jenny is a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University.

In partnership with PASPAS

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25 Days of CoDI : Day 7

Aug
11
Thu
2016
CODI 2016: Language Lessons on the NHS? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Language Lessons on the NHS?

Research shows that learning languages helps us age healthily, even if we start learning them in later life.

Being able to speak two languages can delay the onset of dementia symptoms by 4-5 years (more than any available drug!) and improve how well a patient recovers their mental abilities after a stroke.

So is language learning a safer, cheaper and healthier alternative to the drugs routinely prescribed on the NHS? And, if so, shouldn’t we prescribe language lessons instead?

Join Thomas Bak, who has spent decades researching dementia, stroke and ageing, to debate.

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Thomas Bak, Reader at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 8

 

Aug
12
Fri
2016
CODI 2016: Hands Off My Clubcard… Just Take My DNA! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hands Off My Clubcard… Just Take My DNA!

Your Clubcard may say more about you than your DNA, so should it be considered more private?

When it comes to understanding patterns in health and illness, examining our data may be even more powerful than examining our bodies. This data comes from medical or social care records, but also supermarket loyalty cards and internet browsing history.

Mhairi Aitken asks: Would you rather researchers were looking at your Clubcard data or your DNA? Is this information personal and private, or a public asset to be used in the ‘public interest’?

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Mhairi Aitken, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI : Day 9

Aug
13
Sat
2016
CODI 2016: The Myth of Universal Sign Language @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Myth of Universal Sign Language 

Moving from the UK to an English-speaking country or another part of the UK? Think you’ll be able to communicate in sign language? Think again!

There is no such thing as a universal sign language, and the sign language world is divided up along very different linguistic lines to that of spoken languages.

Heriot-Watt University researchers Mark MacQueen, Stacey Webb, Jemina Napier and Gary Quinn reveal the diversity of the world’s sign languages and the realities of moving country as a sign language user. (This event is interpreted in BSL and English.)

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Mark MacQueen, BSL Language Assistant; Stacey Webb, Assistant Professor Sign Language Interpreting; Jemina Napier, Chair of Intercultural Communication; Gary Quinn, Head of BSL section; all from Heriot-Watt University.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 10

Aug
14
Sun
2016
CODI 2016: Cervical Cancer – You’re History! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cervical Cancer – You’re History!

We now have great weapons against cervical cancer, but it still kills women every year.

Cervical screening can detect the early effects of the virus which causes cervical cancer (HPV) before things develop further. Moreover we can now vaccinate teenage girls against HPV infection, so that they never even get the virus to begin with. Once more, this screening and vaccination is free through the NHS.

So why are women not using these services when they could save their lives?

Come help leading scientists Heather Cubie MBE and Sarah Howie figure it out.

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Heather Cubie, Honorary Chair; Sarah Howie, Professor of Immunopathology; both are from the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 11

Aug
15
Mon
2016
CODI 2016: Let Big Brother Watch! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let Big Brother Watch!

Satellite images now cover every inch of the world. Is this the invasion of privacy and major challenge to human rights that it is often argued to be, or is Big Brother really still quite tame?

Putting aside legitimate concerns about some aspects of classified military use, is it fair to say that the majority of satellite images benefit our daily lives more than they intrude?

Matjaz Vidmar, an up-and-coming researcher from the University of Edinburgh, votes for letting Big Brother watch.

Are you with him, or can you live without Google Earth?

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Matjaz Vidmar, PhD student in Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 12

 

 

Aug
16
Tue
2016
CODI 2016: Can Anyone Write a Romance Novel? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Can Anyone Write a Romance Novel?

Anyone can write a romance novel. Or can they?

Amy Burge did a whole PhD on romance novels (yes, you can do that) and reckons there’s more to them than you think.

Come along and join Amy in this sixty-minute collaborative writing session and decide for yourself if romance novels deserve more esteem. Amy will introduce you to popular motifs and you’ll get a chance to suggest characters, costumes, settings and even the title!

Will you leave with a higher opinion of this seemingly frivolous genre?

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Amy Burge, University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 13

Aug
17
Wed
2016
CODI 2016: Tax Powers? Careful What You Wish For! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tax Powers? Careful What You Wish For!

From 2016/17, the Scottish Government can set income tax rates and thresholds for Scottish taxpayers.

This has major implications for everyone in Scotland, not just the rich.

Will UK taxpayers take advantage of the ‘close connection’ rule to relocate to the more favourable tax jurisdiction? Will this affect money available for public expenditure? What will happen if devolution goes further, and the Scottish Government gets corporation tax powers? Will companies restructure to avoid paying tax in both jurisdictions? Is this another instance where we’re better together? Or is it a price worth paying?

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Grahame Steven, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow (Accounting) at Edinburgh Napier University.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 14

Aug
18
Thu
2016
CODI 2016: Is This Your Life? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Is This Your Life?

We all leave a trace. (Some have a seemingly complete documentary of their lives on Facebook.)

Archivist Rachel Hosker asks: If you were to leave an archive of your life, what would be in it? Would (and could) it reflect you, your life, thoughts, personality, work, interests, and relationships? What would be destroyed and forgotten? Would others put the same things in an archive about you? Is it possible to leave behind an authentic memory of yourself? Would you be okay with the memory left behind, and what researchers do with it?

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Rachel Hosker, Archives Manager at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 15

Aug
19
Fri
2016
CODI 2016: How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society

When we’re online, most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience. So with all our personal data potentially flying around on the internet, how do most of us stay as safe as we do?

Sociologist Angus Bancroft reckons that we owe it to the criminal underbelly of the internet – the darknet. This subculture of anonymous geeks and drug dealers takes great pains to remain hidden using encryption technology. Their innovations help us all stay anonymous and safer, reducing drug-related crime and fraud.

Will Angus make you think differently about cyber-crime?

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Angus Bancroft, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 16

Aug
20
Sat
2016
CODI 2016: Should We Have Zoos? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Should We Have Zoos?

Do zoos still have a place in society? If so, what is it, asks esteemed biologist Mary Bownes?

When zoos first appeared, they were ‘zoological gardens’, meant to show exotic animals to a public that would never otherwise have a chance to see them.

Now that we have amazing TV wildlife programmes and relatively accessible international travel, do we really need zoos to focus on animals which are under threat of extinction? And how should zoos balance their conservation role against getting the paying visitors they need to keep going?

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Mary Bownes, Professor Emerita of Developmental Biology and Vice-Principal Community Development at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 17

Aug
21
Sun
2016
CODI 2016: If I Googled You, What Would I Find? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If I Googled You, What Would I Find?

Odds are there is something about you on the internet… But, did you share it? Did someone else? And what are those tracks and traces saying about you?

The University of Edinburgh Managing Your Digital Footprint project has been researching how students manage their online identity, how they’re using social media, and what that might mean for teaching, learning and employment.

Join EDINA’s Nicola Osborne for an adventure through these virtual breadcrumbs, exploring highlights from our research and exchanging tips on taking back control of your footprint along the way…

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Nicola Osborne: Jisc MediaHub Manager / Digital Education Manager, EDINA

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Find out more about Nicola’s work here:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/projects/digital-footprint

https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/SMFE/

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 18

Aug
22
Mon
2016
CODI 2016: Let Extremists Speak? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let Extremists Speak?

In the name of safeguarding and security, British counter-terrorism legislation is becoming increasingly restrictive of expression that is deemed to support ‘non-violent extremism’. This restriction of expression seems counter-intuitive to some of our most cherished British liberal values.

Researcher Khadijah Elshayyal asks: Can we justify the restriction of free speech and talk about promoting ‘British values’ at the same time? Is restrictive legislation the best approach to tackling the threat of radicalisation in our communities? And, come to that, when did ‘radical’ become such a dirty word?

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Khadijah Elshayyal: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 22

Aug
23
Tue
2016
CODI 2016: More Plastics = A Better World @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More Plastics = A Better World

Plastics harm our world, right? Costing us energy, using up resources and polluting? Wrong.

Research chemist Michael Shaver says we would be foolish to use LESS plastic; we need to be using MORE! The problem isn’t plastic; it’s the people who use and market it.

Come and explore with Michael why plastic is demonised, why that sentiment is wrong, and how we can change people’s attitudes and make our future more sustainable by making the smart decision to use more plastic.

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Michael Shaver: Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 19

Aug
24
Wed
2016
CANCELLED | CODI 2016: Is the Cyber Armageddon Coming? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This show has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. If you already have a ticket, you will have the chance to transfer this to the replacement show (show to be advised as soon as we can). Alternatively, you may request a refund. Please email info@beltanenetwork.org for more information

Is the Cyber Armageddon Coming?

Past wars have started for the most trivial of reasons. In the 21st century, will one country’s cyber-attack on another trigger the End of Days?

Maybe we’re being paranoid. Experts now suspect North Korea had nothing to do with the recent Sony data breach. If there WAS a major cyber-attack however, our world is terrifyingly reliant on the internet: energy supplies, air traffic control and even traffic lights would be down or deadlocked within hours. So should we be worrying?

Join cybercrime researcher Bill Buchanan on day zero of Armageddon and decide!

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Bill Buchanan. Bill is Professor in Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.

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CODI 2016: IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues?
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues?

A Tory victory at the General Election, the crushing of Labour in Scotland, chaos on the Opposition front benches, and, finally, England voted Leave, Scotland voted Remain.  Britain’s on the edge of Brexit, so is the stage set for Indyref 2? Was the referendum a once in a lifetime opportunity? Which referendum? Should there be IndyRef2? Can we get to Europe on our own and who wants a job manning the Border Crossing booth at Gretna….?

Join us to hear what Tommy Sheppard (MP and Scottish National Party politician) and Nicola McEwen (Professor of Territorial Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change) have to say – but more importantly, get your voice heard.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 23

Aug
25
Thu
2016
CODI 2016: Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction? @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction?

20 years after her birth, Dolly the Sheep is a scientific and Scottish icon. However, she was only ever a small part of a much bigger research programme and the cloning technique used to produce her has now been overtaken by newer, better technologies.

So should we still be talking about Dolly or should we all follow science’s example and just move on?

Join our University of Edinburgh researchers to debate whether Dolly has a place in the 21st century or if she should be consigned to the history books.

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Helen Sang, Personal Chair in Vertebrate Molecular Development; Tilo Kunath, Parkinson’s UK Senior Research Fellow; Miguel Garcia Sancho Sanchez, Chancellors Fellow; all from the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 20

Aug
26
Fri
2016
CODI 2016: Hug a Thug @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hug a Thug

Do you think the criminal justice system is a soft touch?

Do you think that prisons make life too easy for criminals?

Would you like to bring back hanging?

Then this show is for you! Leading youth criminal justice researchers Lesley McAra and Susan McVie will bring you the stories of prisoners, many of whom committed crimes from a young age. You will also have the chance to design your ideal prison. Will they challenge your preconceptions about crime and punishment?

Leave wanting to hug a thug, or your money back!

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Lesley McAra, Chair of Penology and Assistant Principal Community Relations; Susan McVie, Professor of Quantitative Criminology; both are from the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 21

Aug
27
Sat
2016
CODI 2016: The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All! @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All!

A lack of antibiotics to treat infection could soon bring us to a post-apocalyptic era where people die from minor injuries, or following routine operations.

More and more bacteria are becoming resistant, yet no new antibiotics have been developed since the 1980s.

Will the future be a world without hip replacements, cancer treatments or organ transplants? And is it our fault for insisting on drugs we don’t need, or does science just need to catch up?

Join microbiologist Clare Taylor to find out how we got here, and what we can do about it.

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Clare Taylor: Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 24

Aug
28
Sun
2016
CODI 2016: One-Stop-Body-Shop @ The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One-Stop-Body-Shop

Please! Come in and browse.

You can choose from researcher Gill Haddow’s range of options for the repair and replacement of organs. Currently, she has several options in stock: human organs from deceased or living donors are all the rage nowadays but, yes, supplies are limited.

How about the very latest, more expensive option of ‘grow-your-own’? Too pricey? Organs from genetically modified non-human animals can come in quite a bit cheaper. No. Sorry. We don’t do organic options. You’re vegetarian? I would recommend the cybernetic options (a delivery next week will replace faulty stock).

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Gill Haddow: Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

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25 Days of CoDI: Day 25