Author Archives: Tom Ryan
We enjoyed a great Curious Minds talk last night from Professor Niamh Nic Daeid of Dundee University. Niamh is Professor of Forensic Science. The profession has been through some difficult times. One High Court judge described it as having more … Continue reading
Members of the PSNS Botanical Section appeared on Saturday’s “Out of Doors” programme on BBC Radio Scotland. You can listen to the podcast – the PSNS section starts at minute 38. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pgxhr
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
We have just completed the programme for our 2017/18 Curious Minds series. We have some great speakers lined up. This is our 150th Anniversary year and we are kicking off with a bang! Dame Evelyn Glennie, the famous percussionist, will … Continue reading
Our next CM talk should be a good one. Professor Martin Price heads the Department of Mountain Studies at Perth UHI. He is a respected World Authority on Climate Change. This talk is a joint presentation with Perth Mountaineering Club … Continue reading
The next Curious Minds talk, on Friday 27th January, is by Professor Malcolm MacMahon from Edinburgh University. Malcolm is an expert on the properties of materials at enormously high pressures, conditions that exist at the centre of planets. The Edinburgh … Continue reading
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.
Irene Halliburton will talk about the process of drug discovery and progress towards a treatment for Malaria at the University of Dundee.
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
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
Donald Trump risks mass extinction not seen since dinosaurs, Perth-bound expert warns
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
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
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