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Curious Minds 2021/22

Curious Minds is back for a full season of fascinating, stimulating and challenging talks by some of Scotland’s leading academics. We have a fabulous and eclectic mix of topics starting with a Philosopher’s guide to Time Travel and ending with a trip back 5500 years in time to the incredible Neolithic remains of the Ness of Brodgar. See our Curious Minds page for full details of all the talks. 

Our intention is to have our speakers talk to a limited, live audience in the Soutar Theatre of the AK Bell Library in Perth, with a simultaneous Zoom link for those who prefer to participate from home.  The talks are all on Friday evenings at 7:30pm. Admission to the theatre is by ticket only. Non members are welcome, in the theatre and on Zoom. Lecture Theatre tickets are £5. Zoom links are free for PSNS members and will be sent by e-mail 2 days before the event. Non members can purchase a Zoom link for £2. Booking details can be found on the Culture Perth&Kinross website at

Keep in touch by checking with the various PSNS sections for other proposed events and talks. At this time, the other sections are not planning any live talks before 2022 but will be active on Zoom.


About PSNSA Society for All

PSNS is one of the oldest Scientific Societies in Scotland. It has always been, and remains today, a ‘Society for All’. It consists of a ‘Parent Body’ as its primary membership with currently four activity groups (or Sections) covering the topics of Botany, Ornithology, Archaeology and History and Photography.

Curious Minds – non-members welcome

PSNS runs a series of public lectures called ‘Curious Minds‘ on Friday evenings from October to March in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross. The talks explore Contemporary Science in Scotland with speakers from Universities and other Research Institutions – no jargon and no complicated equations. Talks have ranged from mud houses in Errol through the physiology of seals to the Higgs boson and theories of Consciousness. As one of our guests said “It’s like going to the gym – for your brain”.

Over the Winter and Spring 2020/21 PSNS ran a short Zoom series of talks on a variety of topics of local interest. Many of these were presented by our very own home-grown experts and enthusiasts within the Society. Videos of these are available here.

40 Years of Change and A Year of Covid – Share Your Thoughts Click here

Share your thoughts on the last 40 years of change and how the pandemic has re-shaped your awareness of the natural sciences.  Here’s How and Why from David Bowler.  All contributions  are welcome.   Click here to read some. To contribute email

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