We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who helped promote, support and attended out CODI events this fringe.

Also a big well done to our presenters. You can take a look at the photos of the events here.

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2015

Final shows

We only have 4 shows left of #codi15!

CODI (25.08.15) Hug a thug (credit Lucy Gibbons) (2)
Susan dressed as a hoodie- “Hug a thug”
Why is the Arctic cold demonstration. "Skating on thin ice"
Why is the Arctic cold demonstration. “Skating on thin ice”
Anyone for... Lobster!? "Wild Scottish and Free"
Anyone for… Lobster!? “Wild Scottish and Free”

Thursday 27th – The Great British Brain Off

Friday 28th – What if Lance Armstrong had the right Idea?

Saturday 29th – Computers are only for geeks

Sunday 30th- Edinburgh should ban students 









It has been a manic,exhausting but exhilarating month here at CODI HQ with some truly fascinating shows.
Lewis and Kate gained a 4* review with their show “Alas, poor Darwin..?” ( read here) and We even featured on STV … watch it via – the 7.05pm ‘Edinburgh Festival 2015’ episode shown on Monday 17 August (Mon 17 Aug, 7.05 pm). Fast forward to 11.15 into the 44 minute long show.

Good luck to our remaining presenters and we look forward to seeing you 3pm in the Yurt – St Andrews Square!

Four down twenty to go!

We have firmly set up shop now at The Stand in the Square  in our lovely yurt.

The Yurt's roof (Lucy Gibbons)
Sun shining through the roof of the Yurt!

We have had 4 fantastic shows with many different props and great public discussions.

Here are some photos of the events so far.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 14th – Women! Science is still not for you 

Friday 14th – Let’s Turn on the smart light!

Saturday 15th- Not so native now 

Sunday 16th – Alas poor Darwin..? 

For the full programme of events click here.


Dr Ian Edwards has put together a guide to summer foraging in Scotland featured in the Scotsman as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015. 

Find out what wild Scottish delicacies you could find and try the delicious recipe for Elderflower Fritters. Full article here.

Ian is also performing as part of our “Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas” Programme with his event “Wild, Scottish and free” on  20th August 3pm. Find out more about a truly “Scottish” cuisine.

elderflower fritter


CODI 2015 Programme

We are excited to be able to share with you our newly designed Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas programme! Here you can find all in the information about the shows, presenters, venue organisers and how to buy tickets!

Have a flick through – we guarantee there will be something that will get the old grey matter shaking!

Thanks to IAD intern Ben Shmilovitz for the design.