[title size=”2″]Orkney International Science Festival 2008[/title]The founder of Barefoot College, Bunker Roy, described how technology could empower the poorest people to help themselves, and geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer spoke on new insights on DNA and history. The Festival was opened by the Scottish Government’s chief scientific adviser, Prof. Anne Glover.
[two_third last=”no”][testimonials][testimonial name=”Prof. Anne Glover” gender=”female ” company=”” link=”” target=””]We had a good time and every one of the children’s faces was filled with joy and wonder. We tend to lose that as we get older. A science festival such as the one you have here is a brilliant way to engage with scientists and rediscover the wonder. For Scotland, the future’s sustainable economy is going to be utterly dependent on science, engineering and technology.[/testimonial][/testimonials][/two_third][one_third last=”yes”]
[title size=”3″]For a look back to 2008, you can download the programme here.[/title]
It was the 850th anniversary of the founder of St Magnus Cathedral, Earl Rognvald, and the 450th anniversary one of its most outstanding bishops, Robert Reid, and an opportunity to commemorate the lives of both men and their contribution to knowledge.