For the fifth in this series of Curious Minds lectures, Dr Delma Childers (University of Aberdeen) spoke to us about “killer fungi”. Fungal diseases are an under-appreciated global health threat that are responsible for more than a million deaths per Continue reading Curious Minds 8.5: Inside the World of Killer Fungi
At the Archaeology & History section’s November meeting, Clare Henderson, an archaeologist with the National Trust for Scotland, introduced us to the archipelago of St Kilda, the UK’s only dual UNESCO World Heritage Site. She explained the settlement of the Continue reading The Archaeology of St Kilda
Dr Rob Armstrong (University of St Andrews) gave us a very informative talk about research into battery chemistry – from the history of early NiCd and Li-ion battery designs through LFP and on to sodium-based chemistry options, with a view Continue reading Curious Minds 8: Video: Next-Generation Batteries
To see the programme click on the link: A&H poster 2023:24 updated
For the first talk in our 8th Curious Minds season, Professor Bill Austin from St Andrews spoke about “Blue Carbon”. Oceans absorb 30% of our CO2 emissions and 90% of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases. But some marine habitats Continue reading First Curious Minds Season 8 Lecture: Blue Carbon
Charles McIntosh, the Birnam Postman, was an accomplished local naturalist, musician and member of the Perthshire Society for Natural Science. He was also a friend of Beatrix Potter. This short leaflet was produced for the Centenary of his death.
by Sarah Watts, Ecologist and Conservation Manager. Sarah is a plant ecologist with a strong focus on upland vegetation, restoration ecology and applied science. She is the Conservation Manager of Corrour in the Scottish Highlands and is currently researching her Continue reading Video Talk – 40 years of monitoring rare arctic-alpine plants on Ben Lawers
Missed a CM or Section talk because you had something else to do? Now you can have the best of both worlds. Click this link for PSNS Curious Minds Recorded Talks Click this link for PSNS Archaeology and History Recorded Continue reading Curious Minds and Section Videos
John Calladine, Senior Research Ecologist, BTO John tells a fascinating story of where these owls may wander off to, having spent much time and effort to follow their movements by tracking. You’ll be amazed.
Curious Minds is back – with an even bigger and better programme of live talks in the Soutar Theatre PLUS simultaneous participation by Zoom from the comfort of your own home. The live talks and Zoom are open to the general Continue reading Curious Minds is Back – Season 6 – 2021/22
Doors Open days is on 18th and 19th September and the PSNS Library will be open to welcome visitors. A part of the PSNS collection of over 5000 Natural History publications will be on display as well as selected volumes Continue reading Doors Open Day and PSNS Library