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11:15 am

SCIENCE FESTIVAL SERVICE

September 4, 2016 → 11:15 am12:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall,

led by Rev. Fraser Macnaughton, with St Magnus Cathedral Choir

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2:00 pm

MAKING UP THE RENAISSANCE

September 4, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,
£1 - £3

Frankincense and dragon’s blood, onions and olive leaves – quicklime and sulphur too. Ethnobotanical researcher Anna Canning describes and demonstrates the world of make-up for women of the Renaissance. Tickets £3 & £1.

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GRAVITY SANG AND LIGO WAS LISTENING – Eoin F. Scott Memorial Lecture

September 4, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Prof. Martin Hendry of Glasgow University with the inside story of how we made the first direct detection of gravitational waves – from the collision of two massive black holes more than a billion light-years away – widely hailed as the scientific breakthrough of the century.

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3:30 pm

ARTISTS FOR THE WILD

September 4, 2016 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,
£1 - £3

Wildlife artists in recent years have inspired environmental movements and conservation activity. Prof. Roy Burdon, scientist and painter, looks at the work of Robert Bateman, Roger Tory Peterson, David Shepherd, Margaret Mee and Peter Scott. Tickets £3 & £1. Supported by The Royal Society of Edinburgh

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LOCHABER TO THE COSMOS

September 4, 2016 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

CTR Wilson was the first Scot to win the Nobel Prize in Physics – for the invention of the cloud chamber which shows the paths of individual electrons and ions. The idea started from his observations of the Brocken Spectre at the summit of Ben Nevis. Dr Alex MacKinnon of […]

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6:00 pm

THE MAN WHO FOUND THE HERRING – Dr John Cumming Memorial Lecture

September 4, 2016 → 6:00 pm7:15 pm
Skaill House, Sandwick,
£5 - £8

It’s two hundred years since Samuel Laing sent boats from Stronsay to hunt for herring – and open up a new industry for Orkney. Dr Simon Hall tells the story of a merchant and soldier who later made the Norse saga translation that launched the cult of the Vikings. Liz […]

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7:30 pm

FILM: LESSONS IN ARCHITECTURE

September 4, 2016 → 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Pier Arts Centre, Stromness,
£1 - £3

“If we hadn’t been in Glasgow, we might not have been architects the way we are now.” Andy Macmillan from Maryhill and Isi Metzstein from Berlin formed a remarkable creative partnership and in this film look back at their story and the development of some of their most famous buildings. […]

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8:00 pm

THE WEST IN WIND AND SUN

September 4, 2016 → 8:00 pm9:30 pm
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Take a musical road to adventure with the Mayfield Singers and George McPhee, organist of Paisley Abbey, and readings of some of Bessie Grieve (Countrywoman)’s island journeys by two generations of her family

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9:00 pm

9 – 11 pm Meet up at the Festival Club at The Reel

September 4, 2016 → 9:00 pm11:30 pm
The Reel, Kirkwall,
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