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Orkney International Science Festival 2012

Jane Goodall opened the Festival, whose events included a courtroom-style debate on climate change and topics ranging from the history of marine communication to the search for exoplanets.

So let’s move forward in this new millennium with hope, for without it all we can do is eat and drink the last of our resources as we watch our planet slowly die. Let’s have faith in ourselves, in our intellect, in our staunch spirit and in our young people. And let’s do the work that needs to be done, with love and compassion.
Jane Goodall

For a look back to last year, you can download the 2012 programme here.

You can see some photographs from events here and go to the video channel here.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the discoverer of pulsars, was amongst the speakers on astronomy.