Curious Minds 2023-2024

Curious Minds is back for our 8th season of fascinating, stimulating and challenging talks by some of Scotland’s leading academics. Nick Card from UHI in Orkney will tell us all about the recent discoveries at the Ness of Brodgar. We are also going to hear about New Battery Technologies from Bob Armstrong of St Andrews, Medical Ethics from Dr Sarah Chan, Edinburgh and the Social Lives of Fish from Shaun Killen of Glasgow. Add to that talks on Galaxies, Killer Fungi, Blue Carbon and the intersection of Physics and Theology and we have a pretty interesting line up. You can find full details of all the talks on our our Curious Minds page.

Nature Section

PSNS has a ‘Nature Section’, bringing together botanists and birdwatchers, and all interested in our natural world, biodiversity, ecology and the environment. The Nature Section winter programme is shown on the Nature Sections’ page

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VIDEOS – Curious Minds  –  Archaeology and History  – Ornithology and Botany  – Nature

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.

40 Years of Change and A Year of Covid19 – 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 our President, David Bowler.  All contributions  are welcome.   Click here to read some. To contribute, email

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