Curious Minds

Because of the Covid situation we had to cancel our 2020/21 season of Curious Minds. Examples of talks over the last 4 years are at the bottom of this page.

However, a successful mini-Series has been run on Zoom and we are working on a programme of talks for 2021/22, probably with an October start.

Recent Mini-Curious Minds Talks Videos

19th February – Jeff Banks – A Bird SuperSense
5th March – David Bowler – Secrets of Greyfriars Burial Ground, Perth
19th March – Dr Clare Scanlan – Seaweed – More Than Just Slime
26th March – Tim Haynes – Landscape Photography – Techniques and Thoughts
9th April – Prof. Martin Wilkinson, Heriot-Watt University – What has coal mining done to the seashores of the Forth?
16th April – Duncan McNab – A Journey into the Okovango Delta Part 1 and Part 2

Curious Minds Talks

Under normal circumstances, our talks take place on Friday Evenings, at 7:30pm, in the Soutar Theatre of the AK Bell Library. Admission is £6 for the general public and £2 for PSNS members and registered students. School pupils are free. Tickets are available at e-Computers on Kinnoull St in Perth and at (Search for PSNS Curious Minds).

Here is a short selection of some of our fantastic talks from the last 4 years. 


Professor Mike Wheeler tackled the most challenging subject – What is Consciousness?
Professor Luke Bisby. International expert on fire engineering
Professor Wendy Bickmore is introduced by Past President John Lewington
Dr Victoria Martin, CERN, and a group of budding Physicists
Steve Brussatte, the Lady Provost of Perth and an excited dinosaur fan
A busy Soutar Theatre
Professor Naimh nic Daeid talks about Forensic Science
A poster for Professor John Underhill’s talk.