Author Archives: Tom Ryan

PSNS Library open for Doors Open Day 2019

PSNS will open its remarkable Library, in the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, as part of the 2019 Doors Open Day. The library will be open from 11am to 4pm on 14th and 15th September. Come along and see the … Continue reading

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Another PSNS connection with D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

It is well known that the famous D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson was a member of PSNS. However, an unexpected and befitting footnote to Matthew Jarron’s “Curious Minds” talk was the discovery that a former member of our Society, now in her … Continue reading

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Video of Professor Martin Price “Why Mountains Matter”

 

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Perthshire Advertiser article on Dr Findlay Photos

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/fascinating-collection-old-images-perth-9615869 The PA published a two-page article on Dr Findlay’s photo collection.  

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Curious Minds. Drug discovery in Dundee.

Irene Halliburton will talk about the process of drug discovery and progress towards a treatment for Malaria at the University of Dundee.

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More about Peru from Dr Sabine Dedenbach Salazar

We all enjoyed Sabine’s talk on Peruvian culture. She has kindly provided handouts of her talk. The first handout is a short description of Sabine’s research into clearances of the indigenous population from their agricultural land by Estate owners. There … Continue reading

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Curious Minds: Dr Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar talks about the cultures of the Peruvian Andes

Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar is an expert in Latin American studies at Stirling University. She is going to tell us about two fascinating aspects of the indigenous Peruvian culture: the well-know use of Coca leaves and the less-well-known history of the Peruvian … Continue reading

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Dr Steve Brusatte article in the Courier

Donald Trump risks mass extinction not seen since dinosaurs, Perth-bound expert warns

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Curious Minds: Dinosaurs on Skye

We have a really interesting talk coming up this week. Dr Steve Brusatte, of the University of Edinburgh, is going to tell us about the discovery of Dinosaur fossils on Skye. ¬†Friday 18th November. 7:30pm in the Souter Theatre, A … Continue reading

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“Curious Minds”: Matthew Jarron will talk about D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

On Friday 28th October Matthew Jarron, Curator of Dundee University Museum, will give the second “Curious Minds” talk of the season. Matthew will talk about one of the most remarkable Scottish academics of all time, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Thomson was … Continue reading

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Mike Robinson talk at “Curious Minds”

Mike Robinson, CEO of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, gave the introductory talk in the “Curious Minds” lecture series last night. Mike reviewed the evidence for man-made climate change and discussed some of the options that could help avert a … Continue reading

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